Sunday, 21 November 2010
Now the boat is on the water again, there are still lots of jobs to get her up to chartering standard. Lois and Matt both ascend
the mast to help fix the anemometer. A new sprayhood is fitted and Rueben comes for an inspection!
Friday, 19 November 2010
We went up to London and met Mary at her the Evelina Children's Hospital by the Thames opposite Westminster. After a quick tour we went to the West End for a meal before going to Theatre to see Lois' nephew Patrick on stage in thre musical 'Oliver'.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Lois and I had a great day out visiting the Eden Project near St Austell. It was my first time there and I was suitably impressed. I think my favourite was the temperate zone. As it was a cold winter day it was certainly better to be inside and the tropical zone was very warm! The displays and educational side of it all was very impressive, particularly the focus on the environment and ecology.
During the winter of 2009 / 2010 our Sadler 29, ANAM CARA of St Mawes, was laid up at Pascos Boatyard on the bar at St Just Creek. We had a long list of jobs to do to get the boat 'coded' for commercial chartering and Serendipity Sailing. A lot of the work involved purchasing and installing extra safety equipment such as a liferaft, flares and lifebuoys. Major jobs were fitting a new cooker and installing a stainless steel surround for the galley, also we had to line the engine compartment with fire-resistant insulation. I was assisted by Matt Eaves and Gordon Scott.
In February we had a great family walk at St Anthony's Head. Although we were wrapped up well it was a lovely day and proved that the beach is not just for the summer. It was one of our first trips to the beach with Rueben, the first of many!