Wednesday, March 11, 2009


O.k, I admit this isn't the most interesting entry, but I (please note, Lisa was an "unwilling" participant in the following pics) wanted to show you our most recent purchase for the trip.

We thought we'd give this a try for those days when we just can't be bothered to jump in the dinghy and find a laundromat.
Our first try was two pairs of Mark's jeans. Following the instructions we added about 12 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of detergent.

An airtight lid gets screwed on the top. Supposedly this increases the air pressure inside (when using warm/hot water), which in turn helps force the detergent into the fabric.

You then crank the handle for a 2-minute wash cycle, attach the drain tube and drain off the dirty water.

We then ran through a "rinse cycle" with a bit more freshwater then removed the jeans to dry them.

Admittedly, not very exciting, but considering the highlight of our last post was our new "Pooh-Meter", things are looking up!