The call to action has been sounded. We are busy with things like:
- disposing of most of our worldly possessions
- selling whatever can be sold
- discovering things that we thought were terribly valuable are actually not, and we almost have to pay people to take them
- planning to rent our home ... for the next TEN YEARS
- deciding what gets rented with the house and what has ... to ... GO.
- shutting down Geek and Company
- squeezing in a last few visitors while we still have a place in Canmore
- planning for a road trip we have always wanted to do (drive to Haida Gwaii and Granisle, BC)
- planning another road trip from Whitehorse to Tuktoyuktuk this autumn
- Kate getting invited to race in a world-class yacht race from England to France
- planning to do a sailing delivery of Popeye in Australia in late autumn
|The Haida Gwaii road trip this summer|
Then, an e-mail comes that has turned both Kate and Sean on our heads. Pictures of the frame of our boat.
Our ... B. O. A. T.
Although the boatyard sent an e-mail that they had started work on it, seeing pictures of an actual, three-dimensional object, that has identifiable parts ... a bow; a transom; bulkheads; a foredeck! ... is very sobering. We are both reeling at the undeniability of this object they are sending pictures of.
This is really happening.
|The upside-down deck of the boat ...|
the workers on the left give an idea of how big this bloody thing is
|... and then, the ribs of the frame ...|
|... to some stringers between the ribs (with the aft bulkhead in the distance) ...|
|... to a very recognizable shape of an overturned boat hull.|
Note the sister hull in the background - they make two hulls at a time.
Some work needs to be done before it floats, though.
You cannot imagine how excited we will be to see this, in person, in April.