Well don't ask me to explain it - you hire a boat -
you row about
then your times up - that's it.
I was nearly going to have the dock lady shouting
'Your time's up - Get out!' which seems just as appropriate to our
situation. We're still here - and jokingly saying - we may 'winter
over', here at the dock - and leave next summer. I can't see
that happening - but right now we're not going anywhere - because the
high tides are about the lowest in a long while and have been
barely up to 1.2m - when we really need just about 2 m (of extra water here) -
to be floating freely about - clear of the muddy bottom (with our 9'6"
Lately, we've had the crab trap over the back - on
and off a couple of times - but just keep losing bait - and no
crabs. Laurie dropped one off here the other day - before he flew
out to Thailand for a holiday.
And everyone keeps telling me that there's some
really big ones around this area.
I'm sure they're around - but despite our best
efforts - we haven't sighted a single crab yet.
A few litle jobs going on around the dock and yard
- what with a water pipe broken undergrounnd - and a river running across the
shipyard - it was a good thing everyone had boats - but some digging and a pipe
strap sorted that out. And then as the barge was about to leave with
a load of building materials to deliver up the Bay - a minor problem of a broken
outboard rope - turned into an 'Irish Technical Committee' - with 6 people
overseeing the pull cord repair.
Don't think it a joke - those outboard puller
springs can be very tricky - if they fly off.
As I said - 'young Laurie' - has soared off
to enjoy the delights of Thailand for a few weeks - and yesterday his good mate
Cyril dropped in to the yacht
following a 'small brain
I snapped a couple of photos - to send one off to
If he's not too tired to read them.
Isn't it funny how sometimes you just seem to
capture the exact moment that says it all.
'Hope you're havin a good
And so that you don't think we spend all our time
just laying around here
and doing nothing - here's a couple of 'action
shots' - taken yesterday.
Which brings us at last to the extraordinary
sunset - we had last night.
People around here have said - 'I didn't know we
had sunsets like that.'
Well - of course the fact is that
everyone has occasional beautiful sunsets
and everywhere - even if you live on another planet.
And then people say - 'Oh you must have a really
Well - I've told you before - that's it's just
the original Sony
I bought at Big W - 2 years ago for about $300 -
and it's only 4 megapixels.
(I really wish I could afford a super duper new
10 megapixel one
and if anyone would like to donate one here -
then step right up)
These panoramic images are amazing at full
original huge resolution
but as always - have been dramatically
reduced in size and quality for this email.
Colours like this as the sun sets last only
a few moments
and you just have to be there when you see the
colour building and start snapping
because the next minute it will be changed and
gone - as the sunlight's angle alters.
Well I hope you have enjoyed all those - as I've
enjoyed taking and doing them.
Who knows what may appear in front of the old
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