Happy New Year to all!
Boy, that snuck up while
I wasn’t looking, all those jobs that had to be done
by Christmas kept me with my head down and you know what
up! No time to think about much else and it was with profound
surprise that I realised that the festive season was upon
We had a good Christmas
the family and I, mostly sleeping under a shady tree with
a good book to make people think that I was reading, rolling
into the swimming pool when too hot and sitting in the hot
tub with a cold drink in the evenings, very sociable! Denny
(Wife) worked right through at her nursing job, but the
shift pattern gave her Christmas eve, Christmas day and
boxing day til 2 pm off so it was no use going anywhere
ambitious, better just to relax and that’s what we
did. I hope you had as nice a time as we did.
To give you the festive
feeling, and to prove that there is life in the Northern
Hemisphere at this time of the year , here is a picture
from David Romasco of Kent
Island Boat Works in his Sherpa
out sailing near his Chesapeake Bay factory. He tells me
that the boat was pushing through very thin ice at the time
the photo was taken, very scary stuff to us more tropical
types but isn’t she a picture.
Note that North Americans
can buy this boat in kitset form from Dave, just go and
have a look at his website.
We have plans too, of course, but Dave's Computer cut kits
are a treat and save a considerable amount of time for a
builder in a hurry.
Until I am back in the
office full time and get the next article for this site
up and posted, its all the best for 2004, its going to be
a really good year, and its up to each and every one of
us to make the best of what it offers.