One thing that has characterized my life, is my incredible good luck.
I go down to the boatyard to get on with the spars. As I get out of the truck, I notice bits of wood on the ground that look familiar. I clamber onto the boat, with great risk to life and limb, to discover that the cabin hatch cover is damaged.
The wooden trim at the entrance to the cabin, that I spent a lot of time repairing, has also disappeared and I have a terrible foreboding that the bits of smashed of wood I spotted descending from the truck used to be it.
Kiyuna san shows and explains that, the day after the baby typhoon, he found the whole cabin hatch cover lying where I usually park the truck, .
Had the cover crashed into the very classy boat to my left – big problems. Indeed, had it sailed a little further and smashed into the boat on the far side of the parking place – big problems. I am very lucky, it landed on the only safe space.
It takes me a while to work out why it blew off. I had taken off the trim on the sides of the hatch cover to treat and varnish them individually to get high class paint job effect. I only replaced one side before the boat was hoisted onto the high trailer, making it very perilous to work high. I did not replace the starboard side trim. I now know that the cover is held in place by these mahogany chiseled strips.The wind came and just lifted off the hatch cover like a kite. Rats!
No great mischief.