Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Monday, 21 July 2014

Rain check on tomorrow

Well the cruise up the Lynher is postponed. A rain check.
Why?

Because gardening today I disturbed an undiscovered wasps nest as I was trimming the hedge. Twenty five stings and two minutes later, after the swarm had covered me, I was off to casualty.  Suffice to say I'm not allergic to wasp stings but I'm swollen all down the arms, hands and back. Fortunately none attacked my face. My wife says its because the wasps were traumatised by my ugliness!

Full of antihistamine , I'm not allowed to drive for another twenty four hrs.
Ugh!
Day one of my Summer holiday. Lets hope it gets better!

5 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Ouch!! One was bad enough for me last summer!

steve said...

I promise you " ouch" was not the expletive that issued forth! It was extremely painful and I was rather lucky. Good to hear from you steve

Steve

Joel Bergen said...

I've often wondered why I never get stung by wasps. Now I know! Hope you're doing better my friend. At Sucia last year, my son kept getting stung by wasps in his feet. We later found out that these type of wasps burrow into the ground and they get really mad when you tread on their burrows.

steve said...

Much better thanks Joel
Love your social blog
Very nice
Thank you for cheering me up

Steve

steve said...

Should have read sucia
Hate corrective predictive text!

Steve