Any Worthwhile Expedition Can Be Planned on the Back of an Envelope.

Much though I love my boat, about which I have written extensively, she is an antisocial creature. She only really likes me. We have had unforgettable moments together, but once another person is introduced, she does not feel at ease. Two people make her panicky.

So I have acquired another boat – a sailing boat. She is called American 14.6. I take this to signify that she was born in America and is 14 and one half feet long.

Mine all mine.

Mine all mine.

I can go anywhere in this boat – China, Korea, the Keramas, Iejima. Oh Lord, I cannot wait. I can fill her with food, drink and tanks and go camping/diving on lost beaches on far-flung sub tropical islands. What’s more, I can go with other people as the new boat, who I think I will call Dileas, likes up to 5 people.

Inaction in the face of fleeting opportunity is a crime.

Inaction in the face of fleeting opportunity is a crime.

Anything beyond what is needed for efficiency and safety is worse than useless.

Anything beyond what is needed for efficiency and safety is worse than useless.

She has a trailer. This means I can drive her around the island and launch her in the most exotic locations. Oh Lord, I cannot wait.

My house looks so much better with some boat art

My house looks so much better with some boat art

Anyway it is Winter, windy and coldish so I will just have to wait. Here are some birds.

Pacific Reef Egret

Pacific Reef Egret

Not a very good photo but a very rare bird. Grey headed lapwing.

Not a very good photo but a very rare bird. Grey headed lapwing.

This flower is about 12 ins across

This flower is about 12 ins across

A cow, surfing.

A cow, surfing.

 

 

 

 

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1 Response to Any Worthwhile Expedition Can Be Planned on the Back of an Envelope.

  1. Ian Calder says:

    Dileas looks very fine – I hope to be aboard one fine day. What fun. It may be that there will be some crew dissent from time to time – but “to have eggs one must bear with cackling”.

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