For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. At [...] Read more – ‘For the want of a nail …’.
Because of her bulbous ‘penthouse’, Madam Plush called for an unusual solar installation, and two years’ later the combination of flat and angled panels has proved a winner. The setup for Solar Freedom 1: 1 x Morningstar PS30M 30A regulator 1 x Sinergex 24volt 700W [1400W Surge] pure-sine wave inverter 1 x Sinergex 24volt 12A [...] Read more – ‘Solar Freedom 1’.
February 6, 2011, 2pm With the 80-litre Waeco fridge/freezer humming gently in the background, and the computers all being charged, I switched on the electric kettle for a cuppa, and glanced at the solar regulator. Would you believe, the solar panels were pumping in 16.4Amps — that’s 32.8Amps at 12V! The kettle dropped the battery [...] Read more – ‘Solar notes’.
Bluey, my treasured 1973 Kombi, and home on wheels for a number of memorable trout fishing expeditions, photographic jaunts, and general road trips, is heading north to to Tasmania’s North Island — Australia. Bluey has been sold via eBay to a friendly Queenslander called Ray who is planning a series of 2-3 day trips. “Can’t [...] Read more – ‘Bluey heading north’.