Cold and grey today. Too cold. And I'm tired of winter. Tomorrow warmer temperatures are coming up from the south, but along with the warmth comes rain.
I'll have the house and garage to myself tomorrow and hope to get a lot of work done. Here's the list...
- fasten the rest of the bow sprit hardware in place
- put the bronze half oval back on the rub rails
- clean out all the junk - used sandpaper, tools, pieces of hardware, dust - inside of Spartina
- touch up the last coat of varnish (I missed a couple of spots painting as the sun set)
- sand and repaint the white upper planks
I have recycled the old sails through the Seabags.com recycling program. I will write more about that once the goods are in hand. (Thanks for the tip, Bill)
And thanks to oyster farmer Chris Ludford of Pleasure House Oysters for using some of the photographs I shot last summer (scroll down on the "farm" page and you will find them). The Lynnhaven River recovery is an incredible story. For four decades Lynnhaven oysters, because of pollution, could not be harvested. But after a lot of work by groups such as Lynnhaven River NOW, the river is now producing healthy, wonderfully salty and sweet oysters - both wild caught and farm raised. I was glad to meet Chris and see his operation. And I have enjoyed the oysters he produces. They are just great.