Monday, 19 April 2010

Sunday - A day of rest!!


Pete cut out more of the deck yesterday, creating more headroom in the bedroom.  He is going to reuse all this steel when he raises the roof.  It was back breaking work, but I kept him going with bacon sandwiches and tea.   By the time he had finished he was absolutely filthy and had to go home and have a shower before sitting outside the club, in the sunshine, and having a well deserved beer.


Here is another picture of  boats in our bit of Tollesbury.  Look at all that lovely mud now that the tide is out!!  In the summer the kids go 'creek jumping' and get covered in the stuff, they then have to go and jump in the salt pool before going home to mum!  I think it is the reason that the boys tend to grow to over 6 ft round here.

6 comments:

  1. Fran, i love your mud flats here. I'm quite sad we don't have them. There's something wild and untamed about the flats when the tide goes out. I need to look down your posts for more pics of your barge. I'm curious to know more about its history. I can see all the rivets in the photo, so it must be pretty old.

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  2. Aha, I've just been back to your first posts, and seen that Bonnie is an ex ammunition barge. How great that the hull was so good and so solid too. Would I be right in guessing that she was built in the thirties or forties?

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  3. Ooooooooooooh... I can hear your Pete's bones creaking from here! Just hope the beer oiled them well enough!

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  4. Vally, actually Bonnie was built in the fifties. She was originally built for the American Navy in Scotland as an air craft carrier. That sounds really pretentious! She picked up the unmanned aircraft and drones from Holy Loch, which is why she is very well built and had reinforcements under the decks. When the Americans left Scotland she reverted to the MoD who reinforced the inside of the hull and used her to carry torpedoes along the Clyde. So quite a modern history really, but still interesting.
    Janys, Pete would argue that you can never have enough beer!!

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  5. Well, now I'm surprised, mainly because I thought they had stopped riveting by the fifties, for new craft anyway! How interesting! No winder she's so strongly built...you'll never have my worries with Bonnie ;-)

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