The batteries have arrived!! An early Christmas present for David. Our eight new house batteries from Trojan in the US were delivered today, fully charged and ready to be fitted by David. They're heavy things; each weighing 25kgs so it was most welcome when the two younger and stronger delivery men from the chandlery offered to help lift them onto the boat. I had visions of David aggravating his sciatica and us not able to leave the dock for another month. Luckily my fears were unfounded and David's back worked fine.
Budget Marine took away the batteries, hopefully they can be recycled.
Fitting like-for-like meant it was a simple exchange.
We might just be able to leave Grenada and sail north to Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe for Christmas after all.