|Hanging out in the West Harbour|
The paraffin heater and Jim's improvised tarpaulin vestibule have seen a lot of action. Lots of rain can be trying on a small boat, even with heating! It's sometimes been a struggle to get the washing dry.
Since we've only taken Fettler out of the harbour four times since launching in April (yes, the weather has been that bad), we decided to slip the vessel this morning for cleaning and antifouling - and it was badly needed.
|Impressive barnacle growth in only three months|
|Extra coat of antifouling in not the best working position|
|And presto: a clean hull! Just the thing for the start of the voyage.|
Departure next week looks distinctly possible. First port Whitby or so we intend.