It’s been a heck of a week. I’ve now worked seven straight days and will likely work another 3 more before I get a break. It’s all good but once again Gleda is being neglected. I wish I could tell you more about what I’ve been working on but I’m sworn to secrecy until early August. What I can say though is that it’s interesting fun work to do with a rather large event being held in London this summer!
Anyway the upshot of all of this is that work on Gleda will be probably be sporadic and sparse until the end of June but that this short term ‘pain’ will put me in a fantastic position to really kick on from July onwards.
Today had been pencilled in some months ago for a possible visit to the Beaulieu Boat Jumble down on the South Coast but with my workload we decided last week that it wasn’t on. As things turned out that was a good call as the event was cancelled due to the gale force winds and torrential rain that’s blown through us today.
We’ve had a really unusual North Easterly 5/6 gusting 7/9 which has caused some damage and bought down tree’s and branches. The photo shows a big oak branch that’s come down at the end of our driveway. At the barn today we lost part of the roof (luckily not anywhere near Gleda) and I got a taste of working the rigging on a windjammer round the Horn as I worked off a pallet lifted to roof height by the fork truck trying to nail down flapping roofing sheets that were in danger of being ripped off. The wind chill and stinging rain made it feel more like January than the end of April. More fond memories to store away for recollection one balmy evening in some faraway tropical anchorage!
Anyway despite the probable lack of build progress please keep checking back as I’ve got some exciting plans for this website over the month of May.
Bye for now!