Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dereks 80th

Lots of coming and going at the sailing club today with preparations being made for Derek's surprise party.  Met his son Peter and grandaughter along with his great grandaughter aged two.

The party was very good and the speeches very entertaining.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sails Down

A break in the incessant high winds gave me an opportunity to get the sails off of Watanga. Still a cold grey day, but at least zero winds allowed me to work without danger.  She's in a sorry state, lots of green algie all over the deck areas, probably contributing to the fall I had back before Christmas.

We have had a great deal of rain recently but it shouldn't get inside the hull, I have some serious leak detecting to do before next season.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Not Again !

What a day, 

First was the telephone call telling be my boat was on the move!  Whoa Thats 70 odd knots of wind blowing through the bay and dragging Half a ton of metal across the sea bed.  I needed to get to her to see if she had sustained any damage whilst going past another boat.  Fortunately a RIB from the sailing club was available with several volunteers to help if I needed.

Cutting a long story short I and two others got to the boat and were in the process of relocating on a heavier mooring when disaster struck.   I slipped in my new boots and ended up in a pile on the cockpit floor with my hip dislocated again.  (fourth time)

The RNLI were soon on scene and the situation bought back under control.  I was transferred to Hospital. Friends took my boat to Poole.

https://www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk/launches?launch=2017-12-10-1310-both-boats-swanage-boay

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Manchester trip

Not really anything to do with sailing,  but we're off to see Lou's dad this week.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Louises birthday

A day out for Lou's birthday. Shopping in Sturminster Newton.  Then on to the mill but unfortunately it was closed on Wednesdays. On then to Sherbourne Castle for a spot of lunch and a tour round the house and a walk round the grounds. Nice chinese meal in the evening at City Bay View in Poole.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

GREGS BIRTHDAY TREAT.

Thanks to Jessica for arranging the evening for Gregs birthday treat. A great night out.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Visit to lukes.

Went to see Luke and Eleanor today. She is growing up fast.