Saturday, 18 July 2015


No boat would be complete without a bbq. No one wants to be cooking in a small cabin on a sunny evening when you could be out enjoying yourself in the cockpit.

We gave up charcoal bbq's as a PITA years ago and have got quite used to the convenience, flexibility and great taste of a gas bbq. You also run less of a risk of upseting the neighbours in the marina!

For Genesis we have installed one of Weber's smallest Q series bbqs on the pushpit using the supplied stand in modified form. This was really just to prove the concept and I'll get round to a more permanent stainless steel mount when I can find the time. In the meantime it's working well.

The gas supply is teed in to the main boat supply using a self sealing quick-couple fitting and an isolation valve.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Welsh Air Show

We had the privilege of being able to watch the Welsh Air Show, from just outside the exclusion zone in Swansea Bay. I was lucky enough to get some reasonable photos of the Vulcan and of the Red Arrows. The day was somewhat overcast but at least it was dry. Here are some of the photos:

I wasn't able to take as many photos as I would have like to have done, simply because my little Canon Powershot is not as fast as it needs to be and whilst I would love to have a digital SLR, I don't want the hassle of carrying something big and clunky around with me. The Canon Powwershot suits me just fine most of he time!