3895Hrs – Life Changing Days
As we enter our last weeks of living ashore many things are changing and the days ahead will bring new challenges, new routines, in fact new everything!
Over the years I’ve tried to keep this blog up to date on a daily basis but this will also have to change I’m afraid. Internet access for me will be occasional until I arrive at Weir Quay, even my mobile signal is dodgy at the barn so I’ll be going dark for a while. I’ll update when I can though and as I’ve said before, once things have settled down afloat there will be a constant stream of far more interesting things to blog about 🙂
On Saturday I had to do some paid work and today was the same. It may well be my last for a while though so the income is much valued. In terms of ‘Gleda’ work all I’ve done is washed down the starboard main cabin and cut a couple more holes in the boat!
The holes were to take two new opening ports which I bagged at Beaulieu. I’d decided the forward cabin and toilet compartment needed more light and ventilation and for £50 the pair these new ports were too good to pass up. In the second photo you can also see another bargain; Two teak rails which I’m going to mount on the coachroofs.
We had a successful trip to Beaulieu despite the wet weather and muddy fields. We bumped into Janine and Adrian Hall who were also on the prowl for bargains. I’m pleased to report that ‘Kira’ now has two completed hulls and work is starting on the beams shortly. Janine also hinted that their website might be back up soon which would be great to see.
The photo below shows the Beaulieu booty unloaded in the lounge yesterday.
Gail bought our first safety kit; Lifejackets, horseshoe buoy with holder & light plus a Dan Buoy. She also bought towels! I got the two opening ports for the hulls plus two other cheap and tatty ones for the deckpod, an ensign on stainless pole, a winch handle, some battery cable, Sikaflex, jubilee clips, various stainless bits & pieces, water pipe and the teak rails. Still loads more needed but it’s a good haul.
Anyway that’s all for now, I’ll be back as soon as I can.