Friday, 16 April 2021

The Failures of State

 I've been waiting patiently in the marina for Sue to tear herself away from the little Manxman and join me, her flight is now booked and I will collect her from Liverpool next week. She will be leaving the island just as they come out off the latest lockdown having eradicated cases of Covid 19 from the community for the third time in a year.

I've just finished reading ' The Failures of State' written by two award-winning Sunday Times investigative journalists, it's about the pandemic and the fatal mistakes this dithering government made to allow Covid 19 to get out of control and how the UK went from one of the best-prepared nations in the world to one of the worst.  

In between reading, there are always jobs to be done on a boat, FL had faired well through her 6-month lay up, having friends on the marina to check on her and air her from time to time had helped.

One job has been tiling, I have never liked the kitchen tiles, after living with them for the last 8 years it was time they came off.

New tap fitted too.

The kitchen was further brightened by changing the cheap Chinese eBay LED bulbs to superior lumen items from Bedazzeled the improvement is astonishing. 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Leaving the Island

The ferry had technical issues with its starboard engine 10 mins out of Heysham port. The ferry is not allowed to enter the port on one engine, so we hung around for nearly two hours while engineers fixed the problem.

 The Ben My Chree winding in Heysham port