Thursday, July 14, 2011

From the Captain - Tough Day...

All is fine. Spent some time snorkelling today and Mom got tired out.  Managed to get her onto the boat between some of that light cord wrapped around the stern hand rails to provide some friction, plus a sling step and a boost, she got back on the boat.

I built a rigid step from some wood this afternoon so that will get used tomorrow.  It puts a couple of steps below water level and that shold solve the issue elegantly.  Plan B today was to fill the dinghy with water so it was awash, let her haul herself into that and then step from there to the boat.  Then I could bail the dinghy out - and it would provide a test of whether I got enough floatation built into it!

Not much happening - tired.  Between the rowing, the snorkeling ( and towing the dinghy along behind while Mom was sight seeing underwater), rowing to shore to shop, and building the ladder - I'm bushed.

Take care.

Dad
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At 12/07/2011 10:04 PM (utc) our position was 17°30.21'S 149°49.34'W