Sunday, 2 November 2014

Laying Up

I posted a while back about the high ropes that Fellowship Afloat had built to entertain the kids when they couldn't sail.  Well, this weekend is Laying Up weekend and the high ropes took on a completely different use.  Laying Up is basically putting the boats and the yard to bed for the winter.  Volunteers come from all over and do lots of different jobs.  The boats are washed and parked in their winter berths, sail lofts are washed down, paths weeded, gangplanks pressure washed and so on and on.  All the sails are washed and are ready for drying and this is where the high ropes came in to their own......


Someone obviously had a stroke of genius.  The absolutely glorious, summery weather we are having certainly helped in getting those sails dry.

8 comments:

Jo said...

I could do with a washing line like that, I'm not very keen on my rotary dryer but don't really have the room for anything else.

Dc said...

You would certainly need a pulley system to pull up and down for drying clothes!

Connie said...

Hello Fran, these must look wonderful . . . not only a good and practical idea but beautiful too. After all what is prettier than sails blowing in the wind:)
I love this, thanks for sharing.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

P.S. I am still in awe of your last post and am so glad that you blogged about this project . . . sometimes it takes a picture like this to really hit home, the great cost of war.

Val Poore said...

YOu couldn't have had a better couple of days for the big clean down (or up). What a great idea and what fun too! Your community sounds very public spirited! xxx

Karen said...

What a great idea. Its been glorious weather for drying things outside, lets hope it continues xx

Powell River Books said...

We had a high ropes course at the middle school in the school district where I worked. The administrators in the district went through a program using them for team building.

I see your page for Vegetarian/Vegan. Wayne and I went to a Vegan restaurant in Spokane Washington this weekend. It was in an old brick building with a turn of the century wooden bar and mirrors on the wall. It was all so 1960s. The food was all vegetarian and mostly Vegan, but they also had a full bar (not sure how that fits or doesn't). - Margy

jane B said...

Like your pic of the sails drying - bet they make a great sound in the breeze too.

Chickpea said...

I bet the sails looked wonderful blowing in the wind. As I type this it is pouring with rain here :(