Drift away

I woke up this morning in the middle of a dream, in which I was trying to find a boat to take me to Exploits Islands. I could read all sorts of wonderful symbolism, about stress and escaping from it, into this mental meandering. It probably has something to do with Exploits being a place…

Poised and ready

  I posted a version of this photo earlier in the summer, while on Exploits Islands, but I wanted to pop this one up now for several reasons. Firstly, having limited bandwidth on the island, the resolution of the photo originally posted was not great. Looking at it on a tiny phone or camera screen…

Before and After

A lot of work got done at Exploits this summer, in a relatively short time. The boathouse got a real spruce up, with a new coat of stain, trim, doors painted and a new roof. The effect is lovely and having a tidy-looking, dry building in which to work on projects, store wood and, of…

End of day

John and I painted the front of the house today. It’s a long way up and involved an abundance of ladder work at heights edging on nerve-wracking, but it’s done. I still have to caulk the windows and do trim, but trim is for next year. So I took an evening wander to stretch my…

Too many layers

I like my Mondays simple. I like for everyone else to leave the house and for a modicum of order, peace and sanity to settle over my thought processes. Today that will not happen. Some Mondays are like that. Some Mondays are simply days that you roll with and lurch along from on task to…

What floats your boat?

She’d been high and dry for four years and needed scraping, recaulking and paint. Lots of scraping, recaulking and paint! First stop: the Winterton Boat Building Museum for information on recaulking and general boat construction. A caulking demonstration on a rodney at theWinterton Boat Building Museum. The stuff hanging off is oakum. The Winterton museum…