Sunday, 9 January 2011

Cruising in winter - getting keen

I am getting keen to re-visit Moonfleet. She's had a winter iced in on her moorings and slept through snow and storms. It seems like time to re-visit her, scrub the winter crud from her decks and get the kettle on :)
My question is though: What present shall I buy her for providing another years cruising fun for me?
Maybe I should visit and check what she needs before I get too spend-happy :)
I have already been lent a VHF radio .. provided it works once I manage to charge it up.
I also have bought an old hand-held VHF off eBay ... we'll see whether that works too :)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

2011 already

Well 2010 was mostly fun and 2011 looks like being more exciting. I have a couple of projects on my 'to do' list so will not be idle.
One fun purchase in 2010 was a portable disco setup which the wife intends to use when her band needs a bit of amplification.
I have made some friends in America and Canada whom i'd like to visit one day but not during winter: We measure snowfall in inches, they measure it in feet.
Moonfleet has been the host of some lovely quiet cruises but I am still looking for a yacht or maybe a dinghy so we can cruise without a motor rattling away.
So .. a yacht in 2011? We'll see.