April 24th, 2012

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Tuesday April 24 Nearly done with “Knippen en Scheren”

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

“Knippen en Scheren” (A hair cut and Shave)¬† is what the Dutch call a spring cleaning haul out. One of the oldest cartoons I can remember is a waiter walking up to a client in a fancy Paris restaurant. The waiter is bothered by the man’s manners who has strapped his napkin around his neck. The waiter asks him: “Est pour la barbe ou pour les cheveux?” (Knippen of scheren?).

I am done with most of the work and will apply the first coat of bottom paint tomorrow. While waiting between the coats of touch up paint on the hull and the varnish of the trim and transom¬†I have been doing a fair bit of socializing with fellow boaters, Gerard the Frenchman, Peppe from Turin, Jos and Els from Almere on “Iris” and Lennart from Gothenburg who I had met last year on Mytelene.