Our initial plan was to build a small tortoise dinghy upon arriving in Nova Scotia. Upon further discussion, we decided we'd rather have a used tender that we can ding up, knock into docks and drive over rocks with no gasps or worry of doing damage to the wood. I think we made an excellent choice!
Once I gather some paint and space on even land, we'll give the dinghy a proper name..."BoatWorks". This word has significant meaning from my childhood. Every time my dad would see a boat passing by on the water or on a trailer, a mere thought about boats or working on his own boat, he would shout out "Boat Works"! Just a funny, quirky thing about my dad's humorous character. Since this dinghy will be our workhorse, this name only seems fitting for our family pickup, and in some little way, we can honor my dad's love for boats and carry him with us while he watches over us from his sea in the sky.
|towing BoatWorks seaward|
Today's agenda: fill a fiberglass propane tank, provision (grocery) trip to Costco, hire a diver to scrub Aletheia's belly clean of sealife (seaweed, barnacles, little seeds of some kind, etc), purchase Canadian/US digital charts, continue to praise Wyatt for going potty on his grass.
Today's weather: partly sunny, rain, possible thunderstorms this afternoon. It's a cleaning day on Aletheia.