It’s surprising how much ‘stuff’ we need to run a household. I’ve loaded the boat down with odds and ends, and I’m still adding to the list of things to get. Nothing like starting from absolute scratch.

On a personal note, I’ve been keeping this blog as much for a diary as for letting my friends know what I’m up to. I didn’t honestly think anyone would read it, but it’s amazing me that so many of you are actually paying attention! Please let me know if there’s anything I can add to make it more interesting. I can’t always add many pictures due to limited internet, even here in the marina it’s fairly sketchy. I’ve now got a real camera working (couldn’t get the pictures off the SD card) so here’s the first…

Got a few hours in washing the hull, but was almost a waste of time. I can’t believe the amount of lime in the water here! Looks worse after washing (dishes are the same). I still feel better, got the poop off at least. Too hot though, the steel just evaporates the wash water before I can get it rinsed. So I had to settle for a drink in the shade instead. I figure 3-4 hours of work a day is more than enough.

Oh, there’s some action on the nest too, first glimpse I’ve had. At least two have hatched today;

First glimpse

There is also a coot nest nearby (they keep moving it for some reason). With the Canada Goose family swimming about it’s quite a hive of activity. And I saw an absolutely enormous, fat fish (perch?) swim under the boat. Had to be 2′ long and 1′ across. Apparently there’s tons of food (goslings?).

And damn there’s a lot of willow (?) seeds floating around!! I need to leave the windows and doors open since it’s so bloody hot, but that means there’s as much fluff floating around inside as out! Not many bugs though, so there’s that.

Gotta say, Amazon is the way to buy stuff when you don’t have a car. They have a big bin at the marina, it’s where the delivery people put packages. I can’t have post sent here (it’s not legally a residential marina) but they will courier stuff. And it’s usually free delivery so there’s no downside. Can’t wait for the new toilet seat to get here. “Blonde Pine Effect”.

Sometime it’s the little things…


6 Replies to “Fitting-out continues”

  1. Enjoy reading your “diary”…look forward to the adventures you have yet to post🚣🏽‍♀️🚣🏽‍♀️🚣🏽‍♀️!

  2. Gotta love it! Can’t wait to see you in action on the Canal!🚣🏽‍♀️🚣🏽‍♀️🚣🏽‍♀️

  3. Fantastic photo of the swan and her nest!
    Like any new home, there is always so much work to do to get set up! I see you have your maximum hours of labour set to “retirement standards” and have your priorities in order……being punctual for “Happy Hour”, which means it can happen when ever you want it to, lol!

  4. Dug, you’re putting in 3 to 4 hours a day, man you’re suppose to be retired! It makes no sense to work more hours now than you did at IOS

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