|Joe bringing in a bass|
Lately, as is evident, I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging. In fact, I haven’t even been doing much non-necessary writing. I keep thinking about getting back to writing, but after 8 years and nearing 1000 posts, I am finding it harder and harder to sit down and write something entertaining, humorous or enlightening. Furthermore, lately a lot of my time has been spent working on a Lightning sailboat that I brought back from Pennsylvania a few weeks ago. I’ve pulled out the interior wood and am in need of some white oak to repair a couple of cracked ribs that came from when it was stored improperly. Luckily, the bottom is solid and once I got the hull properly supported, the fiberglass returned to its original shape. Once I replace the ribs, I’ll have to lay down another layer of fiberglass over them and by then hopefully will have the seats and deck boards freshly stained and varnished and the boat will be ready to get into the water. Just give me a few more weeks and maybe then I’ll write stories about sailing. But more about that later… Here is a picture of the boat as I prepared to bring her home.
|Sandhill Cranes (I wish I had a longer lens with me)|
Below is a picture of my “stripper” and some of the floor wood from inside the boat. I wish I knew why blogger now seems to revert back to the original format (landscape) when I had changed it to portrait?
|For those of you who wanted to see something else, sorry...|