This has got to be the coldest and wettest April in recent memory; most noticeable
when the winter cover is put away prior to our annual haulout at the shipyard. Nonetheless we
hauled her out on our railway, washed her off, sanded topsides as far up as we could reach
from staging, replaced a couple of planks on the starboard bow, and painted and fussed over
the schooner between snow and rain.
courtesy of Michael F Rogers
Wilson and the drill; helping Mike Rogers fasten the shutter plank
another gray day on the railway
We dropped our face coverings long enough to capture the team before relaunch, bundled up in cold weather. (Kathy made up the masks for all of us as well as for family, friends, neighbors, and some of the local supermarket crew).
courtesy of Hans Viertaler, with my camera
left to right: Chris, Sarah, Anne, Asher, Wilson, and me
After a week out of the water, back she went and on went spring outfitting without a hitch.
Practicing social distancing complete with gloves, sandpaper, face mask respirators, ear muffs. Ninety two feet, five crew at work.
courtesy of Jon Johanson
And the newly varnished bowsprit caught a photographer's eye this month