I've been lazy lately so thought I would make an effort to get out to Monday club down the Bay. Only Stuart and Chrissy tonight and they weren't venturing far. I went on ahead of them to cross over the bay before returning to join them for the paddle back up the river. A very pleasant evening paddle.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2011
Normally I would be a few meters higher taking pictures from inside this cave. It's feels weird walking into it.
Looking up the steep cliffs to the light house from part of a wreck. There's nothing flat about Flat Holm!
She's still there, always a worry. I walk over the other side of the beach to see if a circumnav would have been possible.
The sun dips lower in the sky as my trips comes to a close. Not quite the dramatic scenery of Skye but great in its own right, and nice to be back on home waters on such a beautiful day.
Monday, 10 October 2011
The deck is complete and brought striping to a close. Finally!...Perfect number of strips too, just enough left to make the cockpit coaming.
Whats left? Next I have to fit the cockpit recess. Then I have to scrape, plane and sand all the surfaces fair. After that comes the glassing, deck and hull separate. Then the cockpit coaming and lip followed by more glass. Next is the hatches then glassing the two halves together and adding the stem pieces. Last I have to fit all the out-fittings such as bulk heads, seat, foot rests, skeg and deck lines. Each of these jobs has a hundred smaller jobs involved in the process. I'm really chuffed with my progress and really excited to get it on the water. A little money and time and it would be done in no time, unfortunately I have very little of either so it'll have to take a little longer.