I'm on day 10 of 84. Just short of 12% of the way through. Nearly 1/8th of the way through. Which sounds better? 50% sounds good for when I reach day 42 – I'll celebrate by visiting the other end of the caravan. I'm coping quite well, I think. I've always been a bit of a... Continue Reading →

Boiling a kettle for 10 hours

The controller keeps a record of how much power has been generated. I installed a solar power system while in the UK but I didn't bother connecting up the solar panel until I got to Spain where our local star actually makes an appearance. This is the system: The charge controller and breakers. The bare... Continue Reading →

The relay has finally arrived

The SSR-40 DD Solid State Relay So I've put the relay in place of the LED and connected it to the 12V supply for the peripheries and discovered a problem. Putting the ESP module into deep sleep switches the relay off – which is what you'd expect if you think about it. So, here's the original... Continue Reading →


It's not always like this. I went to Coín last Thursday to meet Manolo. I was a bit bored so I fancied a drive and what a drive it was! Coín is a smallish town nestled in a group of mountains about 200m above sea level. As I approached the brow of the last mountain... Continue Reading →

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