Now the fun part. I took on two new jobs today. Brian needed a haircut. While in St. Petersburg we bought a set of clippers at Walmart to be used when out of the country. I know, you can find a barber anywhere but after all he does colour my hair for me. So, I cut his hair! I think he was pretty nervous about it because he had a hand mirror angled on his head the whole time I was cutting. By the way, never say oops when you’re cutting someone’s hair. Ha!
Second job, the flag halyard that broke. It was fairly calm in the harbour this morning so I was ready to go up the mast. Well, I was until I was seated in the bosun’s chair and saw that all the residents of the boats around us were watching, hoping for some entertainment on a quiet Sunday morning. I do not like heights at the best of times and I really don’t like an audience. Brian cranked me up with the winch until I reached the spreaders. I warned him to stay in the centre of the boat and not make it rock, but everything was fine. I actually enjoyed it and the view was amazing! I must admit I was hugging the mast pretty tightly because I was covered in oxidized paint when I got back down.
|the view from my perch|
|looking out over the mooring field|
|the mast is 58 ft high|
|I did it!|
|the view of the harbour|
So it’s nearly 4, the flag is flying, the laundry’s done and the blog is updated. I’m sure the Bahamas will wait for us. Life is good.