Sewing machine frenzy
13 March 2011 | St Anne, Martinique
Lochy declares he would like to make a costume today, so we all get our creative juices flowing and have a day of rest and relaxation on the boat. I think this rather amused Pete from Samba who, when radioing us to invite us for a walk, had a response from Lochy; “thank you but we are making costumes, over.” So, Lochy is now the proud owner of a sea monster costume, designed by him, stencilled by Mia and grafted by Mark on sewing machine. Then Mia had a go on the sewing machine, embroidering patterns onto squares of cotton (“you don't have to watch over me, mum, I'm not going to sew through my finger, honestly!”) And then Mark completed his handy work on the spinnekar, so let's hope it flies OK after all the hard work he has put in, there's as much thread as material on it now!
We headed across to St Anne as Mark had spotted Samba and Eol kids playing on the beach, but by the time we got there, they were just leaving, much to Lochy's disappointment. Instead, they found a friendly dog on the beach and they were delighted to have him offer them his paw. Unfortunately, the dog got a bit excited and I had to intervene, when the dog mounted Lochy and then in his excitement, gave him a friendly, puppy bite. Ho hum. No damage done, apart from Lochy's pride.