Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Solar Tech, Tuamotu's Style

In blog below, I griped a bit about cold water. In fact, the water from the tap and shower was cold, and salty. And a cold salty shower, after a cold salty dive, leaves you kind of cold, and salty.

But a bit of engineering gave us a warm (if salty) rinse! Our drinking water was all bottled, and we went through a lot of it. By refilling the empty bottles with cold salty water and leaving them in our "Solar Energy Collection Center" (eg, on some black rocks), we ended up with HOT salty water! A wonderful rinse.

Did have freshwater rinse a couple of days... When it rained, we stood under the run-off from the roof. Freezing, but fresh!


  1. Reminds me of Bonaire where most houses only have cold water in the bathroom. If you want to have a hot shower wait until late afternoon.
    I alway's had a couple of bottles in the back of my truck in order to rinse and warm up after a long dive.

  2. ingenuity saves the day