Saturday, 8 January 2022
Monday, 13 September 2021
I’ve been reflecting that I’ve just completed the longest sustained physical effort to date in my seventy three years on this planet, rowing for a continuous five hours, minus short breaks for a slug of water, against a wind of a good Force Three, perhaps Four at times, with some confused tidal rips added, on our passage from Lochaline to Tobermory on Saturday. My deepest respect and admiration go to our Convenor, who insisted on battling out the entire trip over three days from Loch Linnhe to Kilchoan.
Monday, 26 July 2021
This Summer has been good for getting to know the Mariota and discovering the extent to which age has diminished my ability to move about the deck on a small boat with confidence since I was last regularly sailing aboard Juni in 2016. Actually building a boat for two and a half years followed by going for government walks during the lockdowns has kept me reasonably fit.
Monday, 3 May 2021
|The start, Accoya for machining|
|What houses are good for|
|Hull complete, three coats epoxy on|
|About 10 % of the build done!|
|The Designer and his Apprentice|
|Pat and the tiller|
|The Pierce Bracket|
Friday, 13 November 2020