As Dad might have observed: what a business. Seven and a half weeks.
The floor is by no means perfect, but it is solid and durable (and of course I used very long nails). It should outlast this generation of aspiring shipwrights, and serve the next generation well enough.
Back to the southern wall.
Floorboards could easily become an obsession. Fortunately there will be an End, along with the Beginning and Middle. When the End arrives, I will get back to our southern wall, which currently lacks uprights, windows, cypress cladding….and in short, provides small protection from the fierce southerly gales sweeping along the coast.