Beserk

After unwellness and a week of Board of Governors I finally get back out to sea on Saturday. I go for a long, long reach straight out in front of the house into the shipping lanes. Big boats thunder by. It is exciting.

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High traveller at start of trip.

There is enough wind to drive the Scaffie at a very satisfying speed. Her viking lines allow her to swoop over the swells without a care.

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The weather is not great. In fact it rains quite a lot but I am feeling vikingy

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Interesting how many terms have Norse origin

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My segl and new siglura

Anyway it is getting dark as I elegantly pick up the mooring. The boat is bucking about a bit as I lower sail. I slip somehow and go crashing into the bottom of the boat, bashing my head on the thwart on the way down.  This opens up a very nice gash on my scalp and the blood pours down my face.

I feel wonderful. I am a real viking! My genes tremble as I wade ashore after long sea voyage, covered in blood, getting ready for a bit of rape and pillage. Well, pillage.

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Odin owns you all!

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2 Responses to Beserk

  1. Lew Davidson says:

    Neil, I’m glad you had a chance to get your Scaffie back out on the high seas. Looks like you had a fine time, except for the fall. However, the bloody head and face are quite dramatic! I hope you heal up quickly.

  2. All very dramatic stuff. I do like digging around the internet of stuff, er, for stuff. I have been looking at Drascombes (Devons) for a while as I scratch my chin thinking about buying one. But which one? Lugger a bit big, Dabber a lot going on or a Scaffie a bit too small? It will take me months to work it out and the answer I suspect will be driven by the right boat at the right price.

    In the mean time, I am enjoying your Youtube videos and now this blog. Most excellent work, well done.

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