Sewing not sailing
27 October 2015 | Hog Island
I know I've been a bit quiet for a while, but the only sailing we've done lately is a quick trip to the island of Carriacou (part of Grenada but just north of the main island).
So what do we do when we're not traveling? Well, lately I've been sewing. Here's a picture of my first big project. A new awning for the boat. It gives us more shade, more air and it's easier to walk around the boat without ducking our heads. I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out. I haven't done much sewing since my high-school theater days and sewing large pieces of canvas on a small boat is a real challenge.
Next up is a shoe holder and doing a bit of sail maintenance. My industrial strength Sailrite sewing machine is really getting a workout.
Of course, in addition to sewing there is all the usual maintenance work. The latest job was finding and fixing a leak in the hydraulic transmission system. Since we don't want to be "all work and no play" we've found time to follow the Rugby World Cup, swim, bike and make regular visits to Roger's beach bar and Sepp's rum shop to relax and see friends.
It's finally sinking in that this isn't just a vacation, but a new way of life. So far so good. I don't miss sitting in meetings at all.