Saturday, 28 June 2014

Tower of Refuge

Thursday as well as dog walking we had a trip up Douglas Head for a pasty lunch, from here you can see the Tower of Refuge , the tower was built in 1832 by Sir William Hillary of RNLI fame as a refuge for survivors of shipwrecks on the semi submerged rocks, we are thinking of commissioning  art work in the traditional Roses and Castle style of the refuge to adorn our barren rear doors.

Tower of Refuge

The evening was spent in the company of friends Laura and Scot at La Mona Lisa, the meal was OK apart from a Laura's starter which wasn't up to standard and was promptly returned to the kitchen. Food aside it was great to see them again and catch up with all their news.

Laura, yours truly Sue and Scot.

Friday, thundery showers welcomed me back to FL, I spent the afternoon and evening  rubbing down the woodwork at the stern after removing the instrument ,solar and mastervolt panels, light, various brass plaques and hooks.

The Sainsburys delivery driver phoned twice for directions, although I know how to arrive by boat the roads are a different matter,  my limited local knowledge got him here in the end, the fridge is now stocked.

 I started on the varnishing first thing Saturday morning unfortunately the showers began and I had to shut the rear doors and varnish by light from one small porthole to starboard and a torch, not the best conditions to work in but it's done now.

Watched Brazil scrape through on penalty's against a hard working Chile side. 

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