25/05/2012

GONE FISHING

   Not actually fishing, because our friends haven't got their yacht sea-worthy yet, but a drink on board to have a look round is way overdue, so we're off this afternoon to the marina.
(Note the subtle way I drop a yacht into the conversation?)
Davey and Nora actually lived on their boat for some years, trolling round the coast of America, but their on-land home is an apartment near us. We met them in the local bar when they'd just bought it and were moving in with no electricity turned on, so we invited them to breakfast. We've been friends ever since, and last year I held Nora's hand when Davey was sailing single-handed across the Atlantic. Forty days without knowing if he was alive or dead culminated in a triumphant arrival, and when he showed me his personal log of the voyage I typed it up and told him he should at least publish it for his grandchildren.
He demurred. I persisted. He asked me to edit it. I was proud to be asked. He added an explanation of one or two technical terms and inserted photos. He hasn't chosen a printing firm yet, but he has joined our Writers' Square. Baby steps.
Requests to see the boat were met with "She needs a lot of TLC first," but finally they've succumbed. I shall take photos and maybe, if you're very good, post them on my blog.
Oh yes - and another follower very kindly gave me his own personal award when he commented on my blog yesterday - thank you, Maurice.

7 comments:

  1. Oh, I want to have friends with a yacht!

    I bet the account of the voyage is very interesting. Hope to read it someday.

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  2. I did appreciate the subtlety, yes.

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  3. Oh that sounds lovely. I hear the theme tune to Howards's Way in my head!

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  4. I second Jenny - I want a friend with a yacht too!

    That solo trip sounds scary - I admire anyone who can do something like that.

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  5. Those who take these solo voyages are very brave, I think. I'd love to read the travel log.

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  6. What a good story!

    I had a very small boat when the children were young but I only ventured into estuary & coastal waters.
    Being left behind while your partner (mostly men but not always) is very tough. Drinkies on the yacht seems very civilsed.

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  7. What a good story!

    I had a very small boat when the children were young but I only ventured into estuary & coastal waters.
    Being left behind while your partner (mostly men but not always) is very tough. Drinkies on the yacht seems very civilsed.

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