Hi to all, thanks for bearing with me during these challenging days. My particular thanks go to Windy for caring and sharing, as well as David, Nonthawat, Brian, Martin, Ben, Daniel and John the Kiwi! for the fantastic messages of support. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it, I can’t tell you how much of a boost these messages give me when I’m down.
I’ve been working hard in a number of ways to get myself sorted. This blog is not the place for details but my efforts haven’t been wasted and although I wouldn’t go so far as to say that there is a light at the end of the tunnel I think I’m getting an occasional hint of fresh air!
I also want to make something clear……There is absolutely no way that I will ever give up on Gleda, building a boat has become the stereotypical ” they never get finished” project and we all know of cases where this is true, but like bad news they get talked about more than the success stories. I’ve drawn huge inspiration from Dave Vinnicombe (Dragon) and Beat Rettenmund (Aluna), both of whom have slogged for years before me and then launched their Tiki 38’s in the time I’ve been building, they have shown the way and overcome huge obstacles to reach their goal. I will do the same, some say that the longer the build goes on the harder it gets to stay motivated. I’ve found the opposite to be true. It’s hard to be fired up by flat sheets of ply and bits of timber but when they start to come together into something recognizable as a boat the enthusiasm grows and stopping becomes unthinkable. If you have enough motivation to find a build site and get started you will finish!