Over the last several weeks I have been doing some major work on Sylph, getting her ready for her next major voyage. Sylph now has a nice new shiny red engine. The mast is out and being painted. Hopefully it will all be finished within a couple of weeks.
The old engine, ready to go to the knacker’s yard:
The hole left behind:
The mast ashore:
The ferryman’s fare (gold sovereign from under the mast, dated 1899):
The new engine in place:
Robinson Crusoe, unperturbed:
All is well.