Despite an unusually warm winter, earlier last week we experienced a cold snap…inside. Brrrr. Temperatures on Tuesday night dipped into the single digits, by far the coldest night of the season. By morning, our Dr. Bronners liquid soap turned solid and the olive oil started to cloud.
The temperature inside the V-berth was 40 F with the heat on all night. Condensation against the hull had crystallized into ice. That’s inside our boat. Outside, sheets of ice had formed on the surface of the water. So I went to our basement storage and dug around for anything to improve the situation. I crammed a yoga mat, camping pads (therma rests), and rubber child play mats to line the hull. I also grabbed an extra down blanket to supplement.
All said and done, November and December have been very mild for New England. Hopefully we can endure a few more months without too much suffering.