Frustration, Embarrassment, Admiration & Pride
A combination of things has prevented me from doing any constructive work on Gleda since Tuesday. As always I get subconsciously annoyed, and frustrated, but at the same time I know that it is just unavoidable part of fitting the build around a ‘normal working life’. I did spend some time at the barn however and at least gave the place a damn good sweep out and clean up. Plus. as you will no doubt have spotted, I found time to take this blog into a new phase. I’ve invested in a neat little video camera and I intend to post occasional video journal entries to spice things up a bit. I apologise in advance for my amateurish efforts, I’ll try and improve. I nearly didn’t post these after watching them and realising how much rubbish I talked, and how bad I look and sound! Please ignore my stupid comments and poor terminology ” Here is the starboard hull” …….(Actually it’s the port one!), “stairs”…. Durrr,….. companionway steps! Anyway I feel suitable ashamed and embarrassed but what the hell most people think I’m mad anyway!
As I said I’ll do some more video when I think it’s of interest but feel free to put in any requests for clips of any particular things. I’m guessing the most likely request will be for me to keep out of shot!
As an aside, two things have given me a real buzz this last few days.
First was the comment on Tuesdays blog posted by Dave Vinnicombe. He has now sailed his Tiki 38 ‘Dragon’ from South Africa to Prickly Bay in Granada…. wow! what a fantastic achievement. Thanks Dave! I could ask for no better wake to follow.
Second was yesterday when I surfed over to Cynthia and Jean-Pauls’ site and read their post answering questions about the graphic next to their boat name. Here’s the long shot of the name, look closely at the blue graphic to the right.
Here’s the explanation:
What a fantastic idea! What a brilliant example to us all, nobody can complete a building project like these without an enormous amount of help and support from others and I pay tribute to Cynthia and Jean-Paul for finding such a perfect way to thank those that they feel helped them. I am deeply moved to have been included and I will find a way repay their kindness.