Blue skies from wall to wall. It is the Autumn Equinox today and a classic and beautiful autumn morning it is – at the moment! Calm and sunny.
All is looking good for a bit of kennel painting, my bearded one needs a few dry hours to get some bits done and finished. He is proposing to paint the red bits on my bow and on my cratch window frame he is painting this with mahogany wood preserver.
My photos today show me supervising my bearded one at work (on an easy bit) and the finished job – at least of the red bits.
First thing though, after our walk that is, was to move my long kennel to the service quay to take on board 77 liters of fuel. This was not a necessity but one reason for this maneuver was that he had to turn my kennel around 180 degrees on returning to our mooring anyway. Then faceing the other way, it was less risky for him to reach the red bits he wanted to paint. The danger of him falling into the water which he has been known to do, was reduced. I don’t like swimming. I certainly wouldn’t go in and rescue him.
He did quite well, often acrobatically and precariously balanced on the bow of my long kennel, brush in hand, kennel in the other and managing not to get much paint on himself or the wrong colour in the wrong places.
He successfully completed the planned jobs just as the weather unexpectedly was rapidly deteriorating, the blue sky had been replaced with dark clouds.
The wind had picked up to to register well on the Beaufort scale which made spinning my (very) long kennel back around 180 degrees to its correct mooring orientation (no GS’s) quite a tricky operation as other kennel owners will know about cross winds.
Naturally, this was managed with great skill and expertise by my bearded one. (He will not allow me to publish how long it took or how many attempts)! Then it rained. My evening walk prospects look slim.
Love Douglas x