And other lessons learnt from a memorable maiden voyage on Obelix We were excited about this week-end, the stars had aligned and all the conditions were gathered for us to bring back Obelix safely from Whangarei to Auckland with the family: low tide around 10:30 to allow smooth motoring out of the river with the … Continue reading No hummus at sea!
I wish I could share more of Azur's drawings but they've all stayed on the boat, I have just managed to take a picture of that one which I thought was too good to withhold. Seeing our journey through the eyes of our kids is precious, and insightful. For example, it made me realise that … Continue reading Obelix lift seen by Azur
It feels like a cosmic realignment, as though the universe was a bit more orderly now, as though a wrong has been righted: a boat has returned to where it belonged... June 21st might have been the shortest day of this year 2019, but it certainly wasn't the least glorious. The boys must have felt … Continue reading Obelix can swim!
First Friday off without having to drive up to Whangarei (getting fined on the way): let's take some time to post pictures of inside Obelix... Chart tableCouchDoor to the heads + v berthView from couchReady to jumpJumpK.O.First game of CatanView from saloonGalleyKids cabinAzur's bedKids rain jacketsView from Tewa's cabin
Another weekend, another mission tickedHere we are with a fully covered bottom! After Thomas and I finished the last of the 14 coats of epoxy/fairing/primer/antifouling on Sunday, you might think we kissed languorously, hugged each other, and jumped in the air, arms up high in large victory signs. I wish. Instead, I somehow had mixed … Continue reading Antifouling ✓
Or when you learn the difference between epoxy and antifouling paint Just the antifouling left...So we were done with our seven coats of epoxy and, "only", had to apply the antifouling. Two coats of primer, three coats of antifouling that is, but no mixing to do, no sticky sleeve to change every so often, no … Continue reading Antifouling part I