Better me on the Rat Poison - than Emile - so
he reckons - but it doesn't look like he's missing too many meals - does
it. Isn't it funny that we end up taking the same stuff that we
dispatched our arch nemesis - Mr Rat with - who moved aboard while we were
building last year, and proceeded to destroy everything on the
yacht he could lay his big teeth into.
It even looks the same . . . . . and
I'm about to take some right now
but not all of this handful - or
we would end up like the rat.
Even though it's the same colour - you'd like to
think that the 'human' version is a bit purer - and plainly 'lb for lb' - by
body weight - the Rat when he ate half these blocks must have consumed the
equivalent of a thousand pills - so I don't suppose it's any wonder that we
didn't see him again.
Just on that note - when I was talking to Kevin
Blackwell the other day - after they'd finished cleaning up the last of the
yacht building site - he said there were literally dozens of rats uncovered as
they moved the last of the steel and blocks and scaffolding - they were amazed
how many. So I suppose we should consider ourselves lucky really
that only one - was bold enough to come right up and aboard - and move
in. (what's that scratching sound I can hear?)
And you can just take my word for it - that they
are not all as jovial and friendly as Emile.
A large Police Boat was in the shipyard the other day - being
prepared for shipping overseas. Someone said it had been sold - and
was going to England. It came up out of the water - had the usual steel
shipping cradle strapped under it - and was lowered back in - for it to go
across to Port Botany and be loaded on a ship. It was placed on a
nearby mooring overnight.
The comment was made - 'just look what our State Government is
doing - selling off one of our Police Boats'. Well, I don't know the
truth of it, or otherwise - and I went on-line searching but could find nothing
about it. So who can say if the government is doing right or wrong -
but this big Police Boat looked in pretty good condition - and has definitely
been shipped out - it was gone the next morning over to the Terminal.
That's the Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club and Ground in the
Back on board the yacht - it's a never ending round of
for the most feared yachtdog in the Bay.
When not surveying her domain from the comfort of her
and the safety of the closed cockpit screens
she sallies forth in quest of adventure from the cabin to the
Apparently, according to Penny
one of the biggest threats to our peace and safety
low flying pelicans - sometimes in formation - going past
You'll no doubt be surprised to learn - that we've had some
as well as some windy ones - and there have been a few days
of reflected beauty across the bay.
And then only this evening we were once again presented with
the glory of a setting sun.
This photo that you see here - has not been enhanced in any
there was little I could do to improve it.
The colours are just as the camera captured them.
This is the current time aboard the yacht.
All Penny knows - as she watches me patiently from the
is that it's dark outside - and getting colder
and time to get tucked up in a warm bed for the night.
Bye for now
(guess who just loves choc chip cookies)
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