Bird’s Eye View
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Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

One of the things I had planned to do in Stanley was remove two cheek blocks from the top of the mast. They were left over from the old lazy jacks and they were a constant snag hazard to both the main and spinnaker halyards.

So, they have to come off but that meant climbing the mast.

I went up this morning in the relatively flat seas of this latest becalming. It seemed flat but I am hanging on for dear life. It was something I hope not to have to do it again!

Here is photographic proof that I did it. And this email this proof that I survived!

Follow my tracks in real-time:


  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

  • Sandi Lyon
    Posted at 03:20h, 06 July Reply

    That looks about right. When it’s hot out in the ocean, its foggy and wet on the Wet Coast. That means you’re on the right track, heading the right direction. Finally. Woohoo.

  • Anita Kuntz
    Posted at 00:10h, 08 July Reply

    Following you journey and am truly amazed.

  • Suzan Persons
    Posted at 15:43h, 09 July Reply

    What an amazing journey!!

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