Position 44:09.27N 068:53.27W
Date 2000 – Tuesday 19 July 2011 (UTC -4)
Lest any of you out there think that we have completely abandoned the
protestant work ethic this morning may help restore our reputation. A few days
ago I removed the yellow staining from the hull. Not immediately polishing the
hull meant that this morning started with another application of the oxalic
acid mix and I then made a start on polishing whilst the Mate applied herself to
the gunwales from the deck. Hull
polishing involves balancing in the dinghy hanging on with one hand and rubbing
with other whilst trying not to drop the polishing cloths, polish or oneself into
the oggin (water). A talented Russian acrobat might be more suited to the job
but they are currently in short supply.
Well we made a start but enough is enough so after a late’ish lunch
we up sticks and headed south to Pulpit
Harbor on North Haven Island.
Harbor is named after the
rock which guards its entrance which reminded the early devout settlers of a
Perhaps a stretch of the imagination, however its current residents
seem to like it.
Ospreys are recorded as nesting on top of the Pulpit Rock for over a
Harbor provides a secure
anchorage and attracts many visitors. The Schooner Charters are regular visitors
and this one set off a spectacular sunset to perfection.
When we were in Boston we bought meat
from the K and 8th Street
Market (reputedly run by Albanians) and they gave the Mate two lots of their
sausage as a pressie – Cumberland
with Albanian overtones. They probably recognised her as a fellow alien
refugee. We barbequed the lot marked “hot”; I now realise that the
red bits visible under the skin were chilli; no problems under the Trade
Description Act here – very good. If you go to South
Boston you really should try the K and 8th Street Market.