Monthly Archives: April 2011

Swarm

It’s hot in a bee suit. One layer of clothes underneath. An all-in one cover on top – complete with closed in head-gear. Zips at the extremities. Leather gauntlets and wellington boots. After about 20 minutes you need a beer … Continue reading

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Photos From The Long Voyage (to Coltishall)

Two day trip in the sunshine. The new A-frame got us under Potter Heigham bridge with relative ease.  There was very little wind but down towards Thurne Mill we got the sails up and managed to ease our way into … Continue reading

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First Solo Sail

That’s more like it. The wind was much kinder today and blowing in a favourable direction. Suddenly everything seemed possible again. I got the sail up on the approach to Heigham Sound and took her down to Horsey – the … Continue reading

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The Launch

An important day. The boat is back in the water. What’s more Ken arrived out of the blue and fitted her new stainless steel A-frame which allows me to raise and lower the mast single handed. More significantly I no … Continue reading

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Up on the Blocks

The hull after its blast clean Still working on the boat. Every new job I tackle I have to learn from scratch which slows things down considerably. This morning I failed to fill the stern tube greaser or solve the … Continue reading

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