Michelle came again today and we had the whole crew out to hold up the
awning so that we could work out how it would be supported. It's a
really long awning stretching from the main mast right to the stern of
the boat. It will be very useful in the Mediterranean to protect us
from the sun and also to help keep the boat cool. Michelle is
bringing it back on Monday for a further fitting. It's like having a
(I'm the one in the hat! I was trying not to get sunburnt.)
In the afternoon, we spent time setting up for our party for the Covey
Island team who made us such a beautiful boat. Keith and Laurie from
the Sail Inn where we are staying suggested that we ask Mike to bring
his portable barbecue, which we did. Mike is yet another character.
He is from Quebec and so speaks Canadian English in a charming
Canadian French accent.
Here is Mike dishing up a sausage and onions to Curtis.
The party was great fun and a much deserved thank you to the whole
Covey Island team.
Here's Ian (pink shirt and cap on the left) with a few of the team.
Ian made a speech and everybody laughed when he gave the team a bottle
of rum for next Friday's lunch time session - a tradition in the Covey
Island yard. Colin was designated to accept it but we're now not sure
if the bottle will keep until next Friday.
We got to learn during the course of the evening just how multi-
talented Colin and Bill are. Here they are doing blue grass.
Colin, the one on the right, also maintained that he is the best
cook in Lunenburg and that next time we should employ him to do the
barbecue instead of Mike.
It was a great day for all of us, including Elemiah, who continued to
look serenely beautiful throughout. She is still not yet ready even
for us to take her out for a sail. The guys are working on her over
Have a great weekend.
Rosemary and Ian