Welp….yep… another year has gone by. Seems like they are flying by. Quite the contrast to sailing. And you know what they say…. if you’re in a hurry, take a plane. The contradictions are confusing me!
So the holidays where holidays. You know… family, food and love. Mom, Sis, her kid the Nef (visiting from the Hague), dumb dog Panos and I went down to the farm in Nafplio to spend a quiet Xmas. The weather was b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! It was so amazing that we went to the beach before our Xmas lunch!
Sis and the Nef went swimming which has become a ritual. I just got my feet wet and had a couple of ouzos with Mom… yet another ritual! All in all it was a fine 4day weekend. Lots of pondering around the farm, the oranges and tangerines are in full bloom, the Nef did his Marathon training, and naturally the xmas chicken was superb. Of course there were a few mishaps. The car’s clutch was slipping which minimized its use (which was nice, and a miracle we ever got back home) and we watched way too many episodes of Selfridges! But playing with the fireplace set the tone.
After that weekend, back in the city (I had to work), the weather began to deteriorate and by New Years it was snowing! But that cleared up pretty quick and it’s been balmy ever since. But then again… it’s gonna snow next week! These 20degC swings are bizarre!
And what about Zoot Allures? Well having a nephew studying fine arts has its perks.
I think that I’ll be enjoying nice quiet anchorages this summer toting this bad boy. Hopefully King Poseidon has a sense of humor! Of course I have been doing some pottering about but not much. I polished the prop and hung the windvane up (the vane is in my living room!) I’ll wait for the spring to do some fiberglass work on the rudder. But it’s all looking good.
Obviously I’m been rather lazy when it comes to boat work. Hence the lack of blog posts. I’ve just been dealing with my own stuff which have been neglected since I took the boat plunge. But as always…
ps…. apparently those little army figurines have been scattered all over Europe. If you see one, drop us a line!