The leaky teak hatch is rebuilt and ready to go back on the boat. We stripped the varnish and took it apart.It was re-cut and glued back together by MR Woods here in town. We varnished over the course of a few days. Haven't seen the sun in a while. The coats dry very slowly in the cloudiness and humidity.
Now that the decks are finished, we can start installing the windows and deck hardware. Danny is going to barrier coat the engine room and bilge, then we'll install the engine, and chug up the river to our dock where we'll complete rigging and reassembly. The plan is to be finished by November 31. In December we will go visit family to say our goodbyes before sailing away. We'll be living aboard with a working engine and rig by January. I'm not sure which direction we will head, and I don't really care. We will finally start a nomadic life!
We like to take the landlords canoe out and watch the drama unfold between the many bird species.
For all the lovely sounds a mockingbird makes, it also emits furious screeches when it wants its branch back, and will fearlessly defend its territory... even when the offender is a large bird of prey.
Perched white ibises and egrets, and a cormorant in flight.
A Great Blue Heron
Wild parrots live in the trees near the boat yard. A talking parrot would be a fun pet. I'd take it everywhere on my shoulder like a proper pirate! I'm a sucker for romanticized tradition. Hmm... expensive little buggers though.
We need a better camera.