Saturday, October 15, 2016

hastening backwards

Bury's slipway near Nungurner- a short boat ride from home- is a local institution, and although the facilities are old and a bit time-worn, they still provide good service.

Beachcomber really needed her antifouling and hull clean this year, with barnacles so thick on the prop it resembled a bowl of very chunky museli. Progress under power was very slow indeed.


  1. That bowsprit is amazing.
    It seems at first you are moving quite fast, like a carnival ride, but the water sure puts the brakes on. I had the feeling you would just shoot out there.

  2. Yes, the bowsprit...arrives at the jetty well before I do so docking is a creative process...ideal for jousting though....