Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I'm disappointed at the lack of entries in our great song writing competition. Have Bruce and Jen set the bar too high? Surely you can do better than that? Denise? I know your dying to have a go!
Congratulations to Fiona and Johnny Jenkins who have sold up and starting their trip around Aus in a caravan. I will post a link to their blog site soon.
We will continue the blog from home, watch how we manage throwing our life out the window, and seeing how it pans out.
On a sadder note: Today I found out a Cameron Boyd died, he went quickly from pancreatic cancer. I met Cameron when we were both 15 years old, when friends and I caught the train down to the Boneyard in Kiama, from the Gong, for a surfing weekend. We both kept running into each other over the years, through surfing, he was a real waterman, super-fit and a nice guy. RIP Cameron.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Inspired by a “hum” first thing this morning I have created a new version of
TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN. ( an Aussie favourite)
We want your inspirations too: feel free to add your own verses.
An old yachtie lay under his sail: sighing and drying;
In his last gasps he said to his love:
Can you grab me some beer, Dear
Can you grab me a beer;
‘Been twelve hours and I’m feeling the fear, Dear
A carton of Boags if you’re near......altogether now
Tie me anchor chain down, boys
Tie me anchor chain down;
We don’t want dragging all 'round boys
So tie me anchor chain down.
Don't be such a big goose, Bruce
Don't be such a big goose;
A bowline isn't a noose, Bruce
Its more fun sailing when it's loose!!!....altogether now
Post cards to people we know, Joe
Post cards to people we know;
The internet’s running real slow, Joe
Snail mail’s THE way to go.....altogether now
Weather pants a little too tight, right?
Weather pants a little too tight;
Turn them ‘round and they’ll fit you alright, (might)
Wore backwards they look such a fright!!......altogether now
Bake me a fresh loaf of bread, Fred
Bake me a hot loaf of bread;
Hold back on the laxatives I said, Fred
Cos’ I’m not blocking up the head. (toilet).......altogether now
Go set the main sail again, Glenn
Set the main sail again;
We’re flapping and off course again, Glenn
I’m comfy, resting in the den.......altogether now
The dinghy’s found the wind vane, Shane
The painter’s found the wind vain;
Untangling is a real pain, Shane
Mutiny: is home on the plane.......altogether now
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
When it comes to enthusiasm its hard to beat Jen. Those of you who know her will understand what I mean. Today we visited the Timber Boat Building School (TBBS in future) at Franklin. Jen has been dying to visit here since before we left Tabourie in NSW.
We are staying at Port Huon marina, which is about 17 klms away from Franklin. We could have motored up the river to Franklin in Crazy Lady, but apparently the channel is a little tricky. On chatting to Zed and Fay the marina managers, they offered us the use of their car. (again these friendly and helpful Tasmanians.)
Jen has been pestering me about doing the Diploma of Boat Building at this School. It's the only one of its kind in Australia. The present yacht is in it's second year of construction and the current students will eventually donate 11,000 hours. The wood for the yacht is all Huon pine.
Jen will now continue the story.............
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
For 2 nights the loom of the Cape Bruny Lighthouse has been beckoning me, like a moth to a flame(or a mosquito to a Navman screen)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Bloody Lara Bingle, really who cares? Another 2 bob flash in the pan, media wanna be. Does anyone really care?
Yes, there has been a gap in the blogging. Sorry, but it's Glenn's fault.