Another day on another boat. This time we had the GRAND tour. We visited the Picton Castle docked in Lunnenburg for the winter. This is a cargo ship that is also being used as a teaching vessel. Those on board learn about sailing from hoisting up anchor (man power), to making and repairing sails and ropes. We were fortunate to have a patient guide and sailor who was willing to show us everything.
Really... every nook and cranny.
If there was room for a body, we went there.
The chain room was a particular treat as the entry was an opening in the cabin floor and going into this space meant we were below water. This is where the anchor chain feeds into when it is hoisted.
For over a year, this ship sails around the world carrying cargo and visiting ports all the while the crew is teaching new sailors how to work on a boat.
We seem to be out of the sick fog...perhaps. Only Andrew and Joseph have been sick. I am hoping the rest of us have avoided it for now. Adam has spent most of his week helping to prepare for the annual town Christmas play. He has spent hours painting and building sets and learning about the behind the scene responsibilities of a crew member. Dedication and commitment are not a problem for that young man.
With so much extra recovering time on our hands there was plenty of entertainment every day.
Joseph perfected his 360 spin. Even Doris came for the show.
While waiting for people to feel better, Audrey worked with Doris on her jumping.
With many treats in hand ( and in dog mouth), Doris was taken through the course over and over again. Such style and agility often seen in a dog.......could not be found in Doris.
Although she was happy to chase treats over poles not even the most tempting morsel was going to get her to jump this last rail. She will definitely never be a horse!
This is what becomes of more felting. I hadn't planned on adding flowers but when the needle felting bug hit, it just had to be done. Now they are really ready for the next step. Time for some sewing... but first, more felting.
Audrey made a beautiful ball. She worked on it all evening until it was done (a patient girl)adding colours and designs in all the right places. The next morning I came down to find that the cat had LOVED it and once she had deposited it onto the floor, the dog (Doris) LOVED it more until all that was left was fluff in every room. Dissapointing.You bet. Was she devistated? Nope. Time to try something different. She's just that good.