All of life is a foreign country - Jack KerouacIn between focusing on your own projects and maintenance, a boat yard takes on a life of its own. Meeting new friends, catching up with old friends and exploring your new surroundings.
|Always a gathering with yachties and staff|
|Banking as usual|
|Street outside the yard|
|With On and her wonderful staff|
|Wedding Anniversary flowers from On|
Keith gave the son of the yard boss a pair of his old 'firie' boots; he never took them off.
|The 'firie' boots|
|Squashing in the Police boat|
|Just as bad from the other side|
|That crane is not going to work|
We arrived into the yard in time for Chinese New Year. The yard owners, being of Chinese-Thai descent hosted a fantastic party for guests and staff alike. Everything, and I mean everything, was provided. Entertainment, food, whiskey, and of course, karaoke!
|The party set up|
|Yachties are always early|
|Keith on karaoke again!|
|Food and drink for everyone|
Even the launching from the yard comes with much pomp and ceremony; an infusion of both cultures. Flowers on the bow to ward off bad spirits along with lots of firecrackers. This was to be a custom we would continue.
|The next crew adventure|
|Painting the last of the deck|
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!