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byebye dear tender

Learning our lessons: this time that Cadboro bay beach in winter is not a save place to leave a little tender.



Luckily it was only the tender (and not Alena!) which could be replaced fairly quickly.

I made one last careful paddle out to pick up Alena,


then we went to the dumpster. IMG_20141213_113654284

Summer vs Winter

While summer was full of sunny cruising days we now removed as much as possible from the boat to prevent it from getting moist and mouldy. That means non of the cruising essentials is left: no cushions or blankets, no BBQ, no stereo, we did not even leave the floor.

Now in winter it’s racing time: and that means a lot of lessons to learn! The rules are not easy…

Huge thanks to Andrew Madding for being out there and taking photos! Here, here, and here, …

Easter Weekend – Boat Work Weekend

For the easter weekend we got the RVYC crane to lift our little boat out of the water and reserved some foreshore cradle time. This means five days of intense work to brush her up and get her ready to sail. Just the right kind of holiday.

1st Day

This is what the first day looked like – lot of work still ahead.

2nd Day

getting rolling

3rd Day

more scraping, more grinding, more sanding. And sore muscles…

4th Day

some rain, the rest the same (scraping, grinding, sanding, sore muscles).  But slowly getting there.

5th Day

nothing new (scraping, grinding, sanding, sore muscles). Kyle, do you have photos?

6th Day

Sun: so getting this paint done. Aha.

7th Day


Puh, I’m happy to get back to my desk and just sit there, all i have to move are my fingers.