By tov617, Nov 1 2017 07:28PM

#Inktober Day 25: Ship. A larger sized A1 image seemed the smallest size appropriate for this composition yesterday which of course then became a bit too ambitious for one days work with everything else injury and family-wise going on that needed attending to.

A classic days sailing on the east coast. Quentin, Martin, Ian and myself had had a great night in the White Horse in Brancaster and set out early the next morning for a sail on Q's ketch Starshine up to Grimsby. A beautiful sunny morning as we set off around 5 am soon turned to a grey, slewing run up the coast in a force 5-ish. With the sea lumping up round the center cockpit boat, all of us were feeling seasick to varying degrees - it wasn't the beer or the pork pies !. With some relief we got into the Humber where the sun was revealed from behind the clouds and the waters of the tidal estuary were calm. All crew were feeling better and up and about as we passed commercial shipping on their way out to sea. Here Q shakes the reef out of the mainsail. The mystery of the trip was the abandoned lorry of dead rotting fish; half its contents unpacked, in Grimsby docks that we came across. The trip home the next day was an easy calm motorsail.

So there it is folks, last day of #Inktober2017.

By tov617, Oct 30 2017 01:52PM

#Inktober I have a big love for George who worked with me for a while leading up to and in between his world travels. Whilst myself and other more typical workers in the boat yard would be tucking in to a juicy pasty, pot noodle, mars bars all washed down with a cup of brown tea, George's healthy fresh salad options and green tea were healthier than any a healthy eating builder type I have come across. I even started liking green tea but have to take it with milk. William Robertson sheepishly offered me a cup of green tea at the beginning of the Westraven project this summer. I asked for it - only it was a special brand of instant he'd been kindly given by someone and it came out like pea soup once the milk was added. It gave me the shakes...big time. #Inktober2017

By tov617, Oct 17 2017 08:28AM

#Inktober Day 12: Shattered. Friday was spent talking to those who kindly have helped me in sorting out some of the work left outstanding, after which was a family meal and I then went to bed asap, so I'm two days behind now...

Bez, our 11 year old Labrador, and I did get our daily hobble round the lanes and fields, he with his arthritis and me with my (pre and post op) injuries. Both of us usually like to rest when we get to the stile into the horse field and that gave me the spark for today's drawing #inktober2017