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".






Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A lucky man

People have given me some lovely birthday presents. Some carabiners to attach things in the boat. A new lifeline to clip from jack stays to my harness when I venture offshore outside the confines of Plymouth Sound. A plastic black ball for showing I am anchored; a black triangular cone for when I am motorsailing. Both are collapsible. Some new portable navigation lights incase I get caught coming back late in the evening and finally a nice new waterproof roll lid duffle bag for storing clothes and sleeping gear on Arwen. A few dehydrated food meal pouches, beef stew, Lancashire hot pot and pasta bolognese have also been added to boat stores. Then there are some nice new sail ties....the old yellow ones are looking tatty; and a new signalling mirror for the grab bag. Arwen is now ready to go and I can camp out on a whim.
A friend gave me a lifeboat key ring, a lovely little wooden boat, a book about sailing adventures and a geocache bug. She knows me so well!!

The kids were very pleasant at school and all things considered it's been a lovely day. And I've sinned! I haven't done any school work tonight. Wonderful!

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