It has been a slow (and rather complicated) business – and I am, after all, a slow worker: slow by both temperament and choice.
But we have been landlubbers too long. With a bit of luck, Shearwater should be out on the water by early Autumn 2022.
I am looking forward to that auspicious Day.
The merest glimpse of Shearwater – moored in the shallows, perhaps, or drawn up with sails furled at the edge of the bay – somehow engendered a sense of comfort. She was undoubtedly poised for her next voyage….and all must be well with the world. *
*My Father as Mariner, page 91.