In A New Element
A week today ‘Gleda’ will be on the road South. It still seems surreal and I’m still working 12 hours a day on a list that never gets shorter. But the deadline is set, what isn’t done at the barn will be done at the boatyard.
Every time I walked out of the barn today I smiled, I smiled because I was looking at my beautiful boat over on the other side of the yard, more specifically the hull that since it’s birth I’ve never seen from more than four feet away. It may be a muddy farmyard but it’s under an open sky, she’s got one new element above her and soon she’ll have her natural element below her.
(I’ll have to sort that kinked waterline paint near the skeg!)
Today I’ve been mainly cleaning, prepping and painting. The weather is forecast to settle and warm up midweek into the weekend, I may even work outside 🙂
The empty barn seems full again as I finish stuff off, but bit by bit it’s being moved over by the hulls ready for transport.
By the way I’ve stopped counting hours worked. I’m going to round off total build time at 4000 hours. From now on I’m fitting out and that’s likely to be never ending!