Back to it. I am down at the boatyard at 8:30 applying the final coat of Toplac; I hope. Kiyuna san roars in and explains that the engine is finished. Yay!
So schedule is – finish painting – put boat on higher cradle – do wizadry on center plate – put boat back on original trailer – re-install engine. Nae bother.
Again, it is too hot to paint by 11:30 so I wend my weary way home.
It is such a beautiful day that I release Medium Blue and cycle over to a place which the Americans labelled ‘Mermaid’s Grotto’. This is an awful name, smelling of sleazy bar in Miami, and I refuse to use it.
The only other people on the beach are three young Japanese girls. They wave at me and beckon me over. I run. I am such a coward. I dread being sleazy.