Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winterizing: maritime version

Last weekend, Anuenue helped with haul-out of the Viking longship. The ship needs to be taken out of the water for maintenance (sanding, caulking, hacking of barnacles, etc). The day was chilly and overcast....

After rowing to the boat ramp, the ship is readied for haulout.

A trailer is lowered on the ramp, and the ship is pulled onto the trailer with ropes. Anuenue stays out of the water and help direct the trailer instead.

It is low tide, and difficult to get the ship onto the trailer, but finally she is winched on.

After a short drive, the ship arrives back at winter quarters on a nearby farm.

It was a long day, and the sun is setting. A ground fog quickly develops as the air chills, making the farm look creepy. Anuenue is glad to ride back home in the warm car, where she can get ready for holiday fun on Sunday!

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