Went off island around noon today to go to the college and the hardware store. Should now have all the parts for connecting a rainwater collection system off the south side of the roof on the main house. By using rainwater to feed into the cistern we can reduce the amount of salt water we need to pump from the ocean for desalinating. It should also increase the efficiency of the water filtration system while reducing the frequency of filter changes.
The weather was really nice out here today, very clear and quite warm. The female elephant seal has remained on the boat ramp. She gave me a couple barks today which was nice because she hadn’t seemed very lively before. Misery is still on Middle Rock with sea lion accompaniment.
This evening I am standing by on the VHF radio while Erik is doing a night dive with students off of Fossil Point.