This is a picture of our galley during installation. Note that the sink is actually an oblong galvanized tub with a drain cut into it. We use a simple pitcher pump to pull water from the river, pump it into the sink, and then drain it into a bladder for disposal on shore.
|Filling the rinse tub. You can see the wash tub, full of dirty dishes, beneath it.
|Warm water not only cleans better, in winter the river water is freakin' COLD!
The system has been surprisingly easy, nobody's gotten sick from it, and it would also work well in any tiny home or cabin. Originally our intention was to nest the two tubs when not in use, but the sink (probably like yours) is too wonderful a catch tub for dirty dishes(one must be careful with this, as it is well known that dirty dishes, left to their own devices, will breed and quickly fill the sink), so we wound up hanging the rinse tub from a hook adjacent to the galley counter.
Today is the first day of spring here, and it is, of course FREAKING SNOWING!!!! I am so tired of this winter. Next week, however, looks quite a bit warmer, and the spring seems to proceed from here. Let's hope.
On the kitty front, much to our surprise, our furry second mate has been steadily improving, gradually getting stronger from her stroke and gaining more and more use of her partially paralyzed limbs. I am glad of this because I had visions of having to rig some kind of Stephen Hawkins motorized cat chair, complete with synthetic speech. Amusing and Terrifying, yes? Anyway, thanks for all your good wishes for Kallisti. We actually do read her your letters.
Okay, its snowing again, and we're bored.
More later. We just put a new recipe and some video over on our small kitchen cooking blog Onboard Cooking, and there are new posts on Morgainne's Artist's site Life, Art, Water. Check em out.
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Happy Ostara, Happy Spring, Happy Equinox