I have been weak with excitement throughout the day. Today my new, old boat arrives. Actually I do not think I have told you about my new, old boat. She is a Scaffie, which sounds like a skin disease. http://www.honnormarine.co.uk/Scaffie/Scaffie.htm
She comes from the UK but has been lying around in a back yard on the mainland for some years. She is in need of care. I am good at this.
Of course there is no crane or anything to get the boat off the truck. I rally a lot of middle-aged muscle from the university and we manhandle her down onto the trailer that previously bore Dileas.
We had no plan, no leadership but it worked.
I can now redouble my efforts to invade North Korea. The boat looks wonderful and clearly has quality build. Lots of brass and good wood. Whilst in California I purchased gallons of Teak Oil and Spar Varnish. I will now embark on a makeover program for er, um, what shall I call her? Probably Dileas.
What larks Pip! So many adventures ahead.