Thursday, June 15, 2006

Splicing


Splicing, originally uploaded by macatay.

The Captain, always questing for new challenges, is teaching himself how to splice rope. He has moved on from joining - or splicing - one section of three strand rope to another. Now he is working on eight stand multiplait, which means keeping track of four pairs of stands, and weaving them into existing rope. He groans a lot.
We came north today to Sucia Island, just short of the Canadian border. On the horizon to the east are the North Cascades and Mount Baker. After Seattle and Port Townsend, it seems incredibly quiet.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"he groans a lot"

So what else is new?

:-)
S.

June 15, 2006 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting discussion at Vascular Surgery Conference this morning. Your odyssey has engaged a "rapt" audience.

There were comments that they wished there were pictures of the Captian at the helm, the "crew" snapping to his orders, pictures of the boat (or is that ship), your navigation aids etc.

Now that your adventures have attained a "cult" status, your audience "demands" more.

Hope you can receive these comments as well as send yours.

charlie waltemath

June 17, 2006 5:28 PM  

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