We are now tied up on our mooring. Its a really lovely spot here in Plymouth Sound. On one side a city with all it can provide and on the other a beautiful peninsular with woodland and Mount Edgecombe country park which is free and open to the public.
The border between Devon and Cornwall runs right down the middle of the sound so we must be only a few feet into Cornwall. Either that or were in Dornwall.
I dropped off Bryony & Bryher yesterday so they could stretch their legs and I fitted an auto air switch on the saloon bilge pump. Had the switch for two years so a job long over due. Were all totally wiped out though and the hectic non stop go of the last few months (or is that years) has caught up with us. I know we need to slow down but there is only a few weeks to go before we are due to depart for France. If we can do a little evry day then I’m sure the pace will return in a few days. I joned them in the afternoon and we sat on the grass and watched the boats come and go. Bryher stood up and I called her towards me. She took her first step! We all cheered and she fell down again. I guess the motion of the boat has made standing on land a doddle.
Bryher had a bit of a fever last night and was up a fair bit. She seems ok today though but a broken nights sleep does not help us feel much better.
Yesterday I also set up the topping lifts which lift up the boom. This will make our lives easier as they have a 4:1 tackle on each one. Othe jobs have been the wheelhouse door planning down as it swelled in the rain and washed bilges out with salt water. Some deck leaks also had a severe talking to. It’s been so hot and dry recently (I’m not complaining!) that the deck has dried out a bit and the hull planks also.
Maybe she realised she had to learn to walk on land while she had a chance! big steps for all of you.