With Em off to a birthday party instead of sailing this weekend we got around to painting bits of the barge that needed attention. There is always something that needs painting. Later this week we will fetch the Optimist and set off for the Schildmeer. I'll have to cycle back and collect the 16m2 on it's trailer so that we can sail too.
Spent yesterday and today on my knees in Arma's cabin putting down oak flooring. The plank running athwartships lifts out to release the five planks covering the steel hatch through which the reversing gear could be dismantled if the need ever arises.
Judging by the weight and size of the reversing gear I reckon it will outlive us all.
Em leads Erwin Bouma en Charlotte Smit through the narrow channel connecting Pikmeer and Wijde Ee, during this weekend's Combi event in Grou. Dennis went on to finish first overall and Charlotte fourth. Em's sixth place puts her in second overall, behind Dennis, with one Combi to go on the Schildmeer at the end of August.
I should know better:
Of course that is Erwin Bouma behind Em and it is Erwin who is leading the overall standings going into the last Combi in August. Sorry Erwin. Sorry Dennis [who is only three points behind Em] too.
We have been adopted by a cat. Yoghurt [Em chose the name] has been using the cat flap in the workshop door and sleeping in the shop. A bit scruffy but very friendly [much like the rest of us?].Will she still be there on Monday?