John and one of his sons (David) paid Patience a visit on 3rd January. Patience looked wonderful in the crisp winter sunshine, although the temperature was only 1 deg C above freezing (about 35 deg C cooler than the Queensland coast from where David had recently travelled). We worked out which of the many keys open the rear hatch so thet we can get a duplicate set cut. As well as the cabin, we inspected the gas bottle cupboards and engine compartment and came up with some ideas for improvements. Patience met with David's approval - we now need some warmer weather to start cruising!
These photos are © David John Coppendale