Summer at Exploits

Summer is in full swing here. The days are hot and sunny, replete with activity and the joy that comes with getting things done.

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A sailboat in the harbour

I spent most of the morning on the front of the house, scraping and painting it. I don’t think it has had a coat in twenty years, so there’s not so much scraping as there might otherwise have been.

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desolate house near the harbour mouth

The views in this post are all taken from precisely thr same spot, which I thought would make for an interesting post. I’ve always loved the view from this place; you can see everything that’s goin on in this neck of the harbour and up the bay.

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a study in contrasts

The photo above shows the section of the house I was working on. I took this one just to see the contrast between the newly-stained section and the old.

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Jasper's archery

The kids entertained themselves by making bows and arrows. Jasper also made a target and asked me to take this shot so that his mother can see how he has improved.

The painting ended for the day rather spectacularly, when the railing I leaned against gave way and my paint and I pitched off the deck and hit the rocks. Luckily I came away with only a banged up wrist and a face full of paint. Ah, the drama.

Tomorrow looks to be hot and sunny, so we’re going to put a real push on the painting.

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