As ever life on a sailboat, whether at sea or ashore, is determined by the weather. Today we had passing showers, in between the showers I sanded the topsides with wet/dry paper to prepare them for the top coat. Clear days are forecast for Sunday and Monday so I want to be ready to be able to paint just in case the forecast is right. Late in the afternoon I continued working on the wiring for the lower sidelight. As a picture is worth a thousand words, here is the pulpit (the rail at the bow):


Here is where the wire goes in:

And here is where the wire comes out the pulpit and through a hole in the gunwale:


This bracket is normally bolted down. Here I have lifted it to try and get the old wire out and a new wire in. So far I have had absolutely no success at either despite drilling a hole at a strategic point in the rail. I am trying to avoid taking the whole pulpit off. Manana.

All is well.

Bob Cat:

Now we are in story book mode, and this is my food bowl. I ask you, does this look appetizing? A choice between hard tack and gruel.


And here is me by the fireside:

Having my say, but now it is time for a ….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.