9am - On April 18th we published a pic of our Renogy solar panel [Link]. In this pic, we have setup the Renogy at Shelter Island.
We were thinking that it would be better, if the solar panel were 'always' connected to Scampy's battery. This could be accomplished by mounting the panel on the roof of Honda or Scampy. A roof mounted solar panel would always be producing electrical power.
There are numerous challenges to overcome in order to mount a solar panel on a roof. Where I am now, is figuring out the alternatives.
- Keep using the Renogy
- Mount solar on Honda
- Mount solar on Scampy
Keep using the Renogy as we are now doing is the simplest way. But, it is also a pain. Because in order to move Scampy, the Renogy needs to be put back in the suitcase.
2pm - Eyeglass disaster!
A couple of days ago, one hinge of my eyeglasses broke. I managed to make the glasses wearable by the use of electrical tape which although ugly, held the frame to the temple.
I thought that the 'electrical tape' repair would hold. Wrong! Today the temple came loose again.
I found a local eyeglass place which claimed online, to be quick and inexpensive. When I went there, they were neither quick OR inexpensive. $699 for two pair, delivered in two weeks!!
After a bunch of negotiation, I bought the two pair for $278.
The good thing about my visit to this eyeglass place is, that they put on a replacement temple on my existing glasses. No charge!
Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 606 feet