1160Hrs – Snapping Out Of It
My thanks go to Thomas and Jacques for their words of encouragement left as comments on my self pitying whining in last nights blog. I guess it’s one of the inevitabilities of writing virtually everyday that my mood swings are reflected in the content, I make no apology because that’s what makes this blog a true record of the ups and downs of attempting a project of this size alone. But time and time again I am reminded that I am not really alone, and those comments served to remind me yet again. Meanwhile a world away from my landlocked English barn another more tangible demonstration of this long distance comradeship was taking place. This weekend Beat Rettenmund launched his Tiki 38 ‘Aluna’ into San Francisco Bay. It’s taken him four and a half years to get there and many friends and fellow builders made long trips to help him in the final days and share in his happiness. His achievement serves as a wake up call, there are no short cuts, I am less than halfway there, but I will get there! By way of penance for last night I put in a double shift tonight and now have just the two bow panels to fit to see the port hull panels fitted.