Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Maiden Voyage

We blew up the zodiac... um. Make that... inflated. If you have ever suffered from flat feet I have a foot pump (and an electrical one, in case you have or want a flat battery).

We did this at home, thinking it best to get problems ironed out (with a steam iron) before finding ourselves at the sea shore and failing to get the essential piece from the shed. The next step was to put it on Jamie's ute. Alas... eet weel not go iin! The boat is 4.5 metres long. The ute back about half that...

So the next day we repeated the process, having partly deflated the boat, and taken the floor-boards out. This time we got to Patriarch's estuary at high tide. Well... high tide according to Willy weather. Not according to water-level. Fortunately we now know the good ship Zoo has a VERY shallow draft - a couple of inches. Cap'n Dave had a lovely tow around the water!


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