The helm project is now officially underway. The captain has taken a saw to the old helm to make room for the updated helm. At this point there's no turning back.
Basically everything you see here will be removed, replaced or rearranged. The only thing safe at this point may be the shift/throttle control on the right.
The captain setting up workshop in the cockpit - it's all very secretive. (Actually sheets are up to protect the Isen glass.)
The compass has been raised up and back portion of helm station has been decided on - this is a prototype only, found a good teak supplier - now the detail work begins. Which hopefully means the whole project will move to our friends carpentry workshop.
The weather has been unusually warm for this time of year, but still managing to enjoy nightly happy hour on Broulee's bow as the sun is setting.
Flying Frigates - very entertaining. This behavior is due to an affect called Thermals. The birds are able to "ride" the air currents and climb to higher altitudes without much energy.
When you see dozens or hundreds of them riding thermals it has been said that they resemble water boiling in a kettle - terms like boil or kettle are often used for this type of formation. Ok, enough book learning - now it's Izzy time.
We've had a couple of dolphins showing up in the marina, between them and Mr. Kitty on our dock - Izzy's learning restraint. Here she is practicing to stay put - didn't last long, but she is trying.
Last week Deb's parents celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary
December 9th, 1950
Way to go!
Stay tune for updates on "the project"
Rick (3 years old) and dog Freckles.
Happy Birthday Baby!