Monday, 11 September 2017

Where did the summer..

... go????

You could be forgiven for thinking that all was dead and moribund here, and you'd mostly be right - no sailing now since the 13th August, and with the Atlantic lows rolling in, and weekend commitments, seemingly (in both cases!) one after another, I don't see it changing for a while...

It's been a succession of no tide/not feeling well/no wind, weekends - I did manage to get out to Sparrow the Saturday before last but it was as flat as a flat thing - not a breath - and the next day, Sunday, was howling ('natch), weekend before that I wasn't feeling well (man flu ) and the weekend before that the tides had been wrong...  ah well..  I managed to get some paint on the washboards while sitting in the sun on the flat day, and on one of the other days I managed to get some paint on the cockpit locker lids, so all has not been totally wasted... she's also in urgent need of some bottom scrubbing, no movement equals ideal growing conditions....

..not a breath, and as hot as Hades...
This weekend I'm away, the weekend after that is the Southampton Boat Show, the mast comes down October 14th/15th weekend, the boat comes out October 21st (Trafalgar Day!) so I reckon I've got two or three more sailing days at most - unless I slip in a cheeky day off... c'mon weather, start playing ball...!

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  1. No movement = growing conditions - never a truer words been said regarding the relentless build up of things fouling the bottom of the boat. The best remedy is to use the boat!!

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  2. Steve, it's been an abrupt end to the sailing season this year, the weather has seemingly turned like a switch. The past two weekends I haven't sailed for good reason: I've been on holiday! At least I had good weather if no sailing. As soon as I come home we get a storm: already this week I've seen the boat next to mine have it's jib shredded and there's a keelboat up on the shore at the side of the M275 in Pompey near Port Solent. I guess that's the summer over then....

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    1. Mark.. I've got a few weekends yet.. and if the weather's any good I'll try to get out tomorrow... Looking like it was a good holiday you had.. :-)

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  3. We arrived in the UK a couple of days ago and today here in Cambridge the sun is shining and a nice little sailing breeze is blowing - you must be having an Indian summer (no excuses for not still sailing guys).

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    1. Alden.. we call them the dog days of summer.. there's life there yet... How long you over and will you make the boat show?

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    2. Alden, this is the one you want... http://southamptonboatshow.com/

      ...the other one is (in my opinion) rubbish... :o)

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  5. The removed comment from Nathan Hawkins is one with me using my son in laws email - I have now sorted things.
    Thanks Steve, because I originally googled London Boat Show and found it wasn't until next year. The Southampton show looks good, but we are so close to having a grandchild born I doubt whether I would be able to get away for it - but as our daughter will be in the UK for the foreseeable future we will be coming and going over time and I hope to see lots of things maritime in the future.

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