D Day – 3 (or 5 or 7)

D Day has always been scheduled for as close to 30 June as possible. It’s now definitely going to be a few days after that for a couple of reasons, mostly relating to the simple fact that I tend to be overly optimistic with my predictions as to how long things will take to get done! Throwing more people at the tasks will not, unfortunately, get things done any quicker as space below decks is the limiting factor. Friends, family and contractors have been brilliant in their commitment and seriously appreciated.

Grant and Anita testing the new inflatable and running in the new motor

Grant undercoating the spray dodger

Ian fitting the mast steps (apparently 3 hours in a ‘bosun’s chair’ is not that comfortable!)

Patrick preparing to paint the topcoat on the spray dodger

So now it’s just a matter of ticking a few more tasks off the list and we’ll be ready to go when Garrick’s passport is issued and Megan has had her birthday and…..or am I just being optimistic?

3 thoughts on “D Day – 3 (or 5 or 7)”

  1. Hey Jerry and Anita. Errol Behrens just send me your website. Well done guys. Buggar, green with envy 🙂 Keep up the blog. Ian and Jen (New Zealand)

  2. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

    By William Wordsworth

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    Continuous as the stars that shine
    And twinkle on the milky way,
    They stretched in never-ending line
    Along the margin of a bay:
    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

    The waves beside them danced; but they
    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
    A poet could not but be gay,
    In such a jocund company:
    I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood,
    They flash upon that inward eye
    Which is the bliss of solitude;
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils.

    Let these words go through your mind on a dark clear night at sea.
    All the best for your maiden voyage and godspeed!

    The Behrens Clan!

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