We are back on board, and really enjoying it!
Today - for the first time, and amid the cold of a Tassie springtime - I set up the chimney (flue pipe) and hose-clamped a screen of wire mesh to the top, to stop any sparks flying. This feels just like Ratty and Mole - there is nothing quite so satisfying, as "messing about in boats"! To shield the windward side of the chimney I found an aluminium foil pie dish and wired that on! All good fun, but more was to come.
Sawing small pieces of firewood even smaller, finding kindling, and now lighting our cast-iron wood-stove for the first time! Soon Adrienne was cooking an omelet, with tomato, ham. onion and cheese, and I put on our little espresso coffee pot and put the kettle on.
Outside the bright sun shone and the wind blows hard and chill from the west.
Woman sailor falls overboard having a pee and survives! Click and go to this link, from Sherry McCampbell:
Noonsite: Female solo sailor saved by mobile phone after falling overboard
French solo sailing star Florence Arthaud fell off her boat during a toilet break but was saved from the Mediterranean waters by rescuers after she called her mother by mobile phone.