Monday, April 30, 2007

Another Great Adventure

The tickets are bought.

My nieces and I have a deal that when they turn ten, we go on a great adventure.

When the first one turned ten, we took her to France to a wedding in Bordeaux.

Her sister turned ten last week, and we're taking her to England this summer. We're flying into London (because Virgin has free oxygen) and driving to Manchester to visit friends, and stopping by in Coventry on the way up or back. But we have no other plans.

Have you any suggestions of fun things to do in England with a ten year old that doesn't entail climbing a lot of stairs?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Porn of the best kind

So, my pal Pooks posted on her blog about bike pr0n, or bicycles for which she lusted.

I tried to make a link to Boat Pr0n but it didn't work.

This one does.

Have you any pr0n you'd like to share?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Spring, spring...

We went to the boat today for the first time.

It was clear and 80-ish and breezy, but still too cold to actually sail. That 80° ambient temperature on the land is tempered considerably when the wind is blowing across 50° water.

So, we cleaned up a bit, blew all the anti-freeze out of the water lines and refilled the onboard fresh water tanks, ran the engine for a bit, repaired a few things, and re-hung the dinghy on the davits off the stern.

I took a nap.

We took the dogs along. They are surprisingly well behaved, though Daisy was discovered standing in the middle of the dinette table searching through the condiment packets on the shelf next to the table. She is indeed evil.

We are tentatively planning to go over next weekend (Friday?) and spend the night on the boat, which is always very pleasant... waking up with the sunrise over the bay, and drinking coffee on the cockpit while the rest of the world gently wakes.

Or it may be too cold yet. Remember, the cabin of the boat is still sitting in 50° water...