Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Lighting Our Way

It gets a bit dark round our way, light pollution is definitely something we don't have. So when Mum and Dad gave us ten solar powered lights and I immediately knew where they were going to go.  Each end of the gangplank, on the corners of the affectionately nicknamed 'patio' and up the walkway.  Twelve hours later and hey presto we have light!  No more having to make sure that we have a torch on us before we leave the boat.  Although I do now have a very pretty pink Maglight that is now a bit redundant.


13 comments:

Karen said...

We use solar lights around the caravan as we tend to camp in farmers fields rather than a commercial site, I have some solar fairy lights we hang in the awning. May as well make use of the free energy, but they also look pretty.

Jo said...

Blimey, I bet it's pitch black at night. You definitely needed something to light your way.

Wendy said...

The lights look perfect - quite magical!

A Heron's View said...

Shouldn't the lenses be red and green for you sailor folks ? :-)

Kim said...

Looks great! We have lots of solar powered lights around the garden but they're hardly glowing at the moment. Methinks they need a big recharge!

Val Poore said...

How lovely! I like these and from sun energy too! Do they still work without the sun? Haha to Me's comment! Good point! Then you'd also know whether you were going in or out. Very useful after a party!

Fran said...

Karen - I have been eyeing up some solar fairy lights, I think they will look great in the wheelhouse when we finish it xxx

Jo - it certainly is black, but I actually like that and these days find it very difficult to sleep in a town :) x

Wendy - thank you and it looks more magical in real life, unfortunately I am not such a good photographer as you and the mobile phone didn't capture them so well xxx

Mel - I concur with Val, that is actually not a bad idea! Of course going with the UK way round, not the American way! x

Kim - I was really surprised how bright they were - espcially as we have had so little sun recently xxx

Val - you know me, anything free! They still seem to come on with very little sun, they just don't last as long. But even on the worse days they have stayed bright until about 12 ish, which is plenty late enough for me these days!

A Heron's View said...

" Of course going with the UK way round, not the American way!"
Fran I haven't a clue as to what you mean by the above ?
Port is red & on the left. Starboard is green and on the right. This is International Maritime Law nothing to do with petty nationalistic views....

Fran said...

Mel - in the UK and elsewhere, when you are entering a harbour you keep the port markers to port leaving out going traffic coming to your starboard. In America it it the other way round - outgoing traffic keep the port buoys to port xxx

A Heron's View said...

Thank you for the clarification Fran -Oc'h wouldn't you know that they'd have to be different.

Mentioning which the bow guard on a yacht is a Pulpit and back aft at the transom is the After Pulpit, except that some daft U.S. boat builders name it a 'Pushpit'
eek !

Fran said...

Mel - I didn't know that. I have always referred to it as a pushpit, but from now on I will call in an After Pulpit, the proper way! xxx

Fran said...

Mel - I didn't know that. I have always referred to it as a pushpit, but from now on I will call in an After Pulpit, the proper way! xxx

Powell River Books said...

We love our solar lights, but this time of year we only get a few hours worth of light. It' not fair, in the summer you don't need the light because there's sun so late. Then the solar lights go all night. - Margy