Saturday, 9 June 2018

Lifeboat Drill

Antiope remains on dry land while we wait for our canopy repairs to be completed, however life is not boring as we find ourselves hooked into local events. The annual Migennes festival became an excuse for Simon to show off his lifeboats.

                    The immaculately restored lifeboats take center stage at the local festival.

Our new Flexiteek deck is laid.

Just like a new one.
A great day as our new deck arrives and it was a relief to see that it fitted perfectly from our amateur made template..  

A boatyard BBQ alongside Antiope.

Taking a BBQ break from working on our boats and over a wine or two we hatch a plan to take out one of the rowing lifeboats.

A hot afternoon on the Yonne river 

                            The Earnest Dresden under oar power for the first time since 1933

                                         Simon at the helm, delighted to have 8 willing crew. 

 The coming week should see Antiope back in the water, after a little longer on dry land than we have hoped, however our plan this year was to get a bit of work done before we play.

As I write the All Blacks have just thrashed France 52 /11

Cheers from Antiope

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