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Must learn to say no.

Firstly, I must apologize for not posting anything at all for nearly three months. I really don’t know where the time has gone to be honest, I have been very, very busy. Work loads in the building trade tend to achieve a kind of white heat of frenzied activity in the summer as people try to complete their various projects during our short “dry” season. I also try to utilize the good weather and longer days to get any projects of my own done before the dark, dismal season of hiding from the elements puts paid to my enthusiasm. I’ve managed to construct our long stagnant greenhouse this year, rebuild my old classic Landrover ready for Winter and make good inroads on the new road trailer for Idris. I haven’t managed to get much time in front of the computer though, which is why I’ve not detailed much of my summer Halcyon 27 sailing on here yet.

Not a sight I had expected to see first thing on a Monday morning.

Not a sight I had expected to see first thing on a Monday morning. A shabby shackle was to blame it turned out. Luckily the old girl had the sense to lie down in the mud and not on anything sharp or pointy.

The summer hasn’t been completely fun free though, far from it. I’ve had a great time with Idris on the occasional weekend exploring along our coastline or making trips to Dartmouth, Lyme Regis and various coves whenever I could. I’ve madeĀ  new friends through the Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club (S.F.C.C) which resulted in an unexpected sail to the Scilly Isles in August which was absolutely fantastic. Mishaps this year have been few, although I did have to make a heart in the mouth dash to the Exe following reports that Idris had taken a solo trip onto the Exmouth shore one fine evening. More of that later on though when I’ve compiled the rest of my summer photos. I promise I will set to work as soon as my actual, real, paid work allows me the time.

Motoring home from the Sidmouth Folk Festival early in the morning to catch the tide over the Exe bar. Captured by Captn Bob aboard "Erin".

Idris Motoring home from the Sidmouth Folk Festival early in the morning to catch the tide over the Exe bar. Captured by Captn Bob aboard “Erin”.

2 Comments

  1. Great to see an update. Looking forward to seeing some of the write-ups to those photos!
    I know how difficult it is to write up our own adventures in a timely manner so looking forward to hearing yours!

    Jon

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