Sunday, May 19, 2013

Life on the Hard, Day 4

Day 4.

We awoke to the sun shining! YAY... today I can paint.

After Breakfast I quickly went online and answered some emails, then I set about sorting out a way to hang the oars so that I could paint them. I spent a lot of time working out a plan and then just as I was putting on the first coat of varnish, it started to rain. So I had to rush the oars back into Puddytat, and hide the partially painted oar under her, hoping that it didn't rain too hard.

Back inside Puddytat I carried on cleaning the propellers and their bits. David had gone off to try and find some spares while all this was happening. Now he came back and we decided to eat some apple crumble topped with vanilla ice cream... yum.. Afterwards we relaxed for about 20 mins and it was back to work. The sun had come out by now, but we weren't sure how long it would last so I carried on cleaning the props. David started to sand the sail drives down in preparation for new paint and anti-foul, to try and protect it from those critters that just love to hitch a ride with us. :-)

The afternoon sped passed and soon it was shower time.. oh what bliss to stand under hot running water and not worry about how much is left in the tank. Showers on shore are the best!
Robbie and Neville on the back steps of Cat Wagon, the yacht
we visited.
On our way back to the boat we stopped off at Cat Wagon, a 46 ft Fontaine Pajot Catamaran, to chat with Robbie and her husband Neville. We sat with a welcome glass of wine and discussed the various problems on our boats, how we overcame them or where to get the best help to get it sorted. As always these folks are just so pleasant to be with, but we had to get our dinner cooked and eaten so we left them and toddled home.

Ahhh life is good, when your tum is full, you have a warm place to snuggle, and you're with someone you love and who loves you. Yeah.

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