3371Hrs – Winding Down To A Seaside Christmas
I’ve only been by the sea for one day this year, and so the thought of being by the sea for the Christmas holiday fills me with joy. If all goes to plan we’ll be in the small Cornish fishing village of Polperro this weekend, just me and my lady, a wood burning stove, good food and drink, walks on the cliffs, and lungfuls of sea air. It’s been a tough year for both of us but this holiday marks a turning point. In a few short months ‘Gléda’ and the sea will be our home, we will enter a new chapter in our lives, bring it on!
My final work of the year has been to order the timber I need for the lashing strakes, rubbing strakes, tillers, tiller bar, gaffs and decks.
I’ve settled on Iroko, Ash and Western Red Cedar. I’ll get delivery in early January.
So as I wind down 2013, my 7th year of building, here are the best views I can get of ‘Gléda’ as she is today, don’t forget to check out the START HERE page to see photos of the key building phases.
I wish you all a very happy and peaceful holiday.