Wednesday, June 26, 2013
You might have noticed I'm not keen on having stuff. It was a happy day in my world when we were able to go from owning two cars to just one. So how the Sam Hill did we end up with 1-2-3 dinghies?
Saturday, June 22, 2013
"Indy, come on!"
"I don't want to go into the tall grass."
"Fine. I'll go by myself," I said. The tall grass was really sharp. Then I noticed a small grass tunnel. "Indy," I said, "come over here."
Monday, June 17, 2013
|Summer 2010 - lemonade|
|Summer 2013 - handwashing|
As the film started and books started floating through the library, Indy pasted herself to my side and Erik and I shared a look. I suddenly remembered that a few of the ghosts in the film were pretty scary. I had misgivings; I did not want to induce a Gremlins reaction.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Stylish descended the companionway, muttering to herself. “Lanacote, small brush, Lanacote, small brush…”
She glanced up at me as she started rooting through the drawers in the nav desk. “I had to pass Dad to get up the ladder.”
There are many obvious skills one needs to cultivate to live aboard. Good seamanship. Knots. Basic weather analysis. But a successful crewmember must also learn secret talents you will never find mentioned in any manual on seafaring. And primary among these are Ninja Skills.
Monday, June 3, 2013
We decided to add 75 m of eight-strand rode to our 65 m chain. We wanted 24 mm, but they only had 28 mm. Well, okay. Bigger is better, right? Now. How to attach the chain? No problem - the good people at the shop spliced in an eye for us, so we could shackle the chain on and be done with it.
Except, the eye is the size of my head. Not really going to fit through the hawsehole out of the anchor locker, which is an opening the size of my wrist.