Silver Linings
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Silver Linings

Silver Linings

Silver Linings

This is the squall that had our number this afternoon. Unlike its neighbours left and right of us, this one was coming right down main street.

All well and good says I. The boat, my clothes and I are in need of a good wash. Hanging on to the asymmetric as long as I dares, when the moment arrived I was on deck, shampoo and towel in hand. Even the Russian RainCatcher 2000 Extreme – High Seas Version was dragged out of a locker and sat poised to collect its bounty.

All for naught. The boat is still covered in salt, the RainCatcher dry as a bone, and me still smelling like a cross between a gym bag and a piece of very old, ripe cheese.

But we had wind! Whitecaps even. A comparative gale that had us moving at a more respectable pace. There’s no one around to complain about odiferous me, the boat will never be free of the salt, and the rainwater we collect is for insurance purposes only. The wind on the other hand, is a precious commodity and worth trading for. I’ll take it over a shower any day.

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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