November 4th, 2013 browsing by day


Monday November 4th. Save it for a rainy day.

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It rained most of this morning. I postponed this afternoon’s scheduled re-launch. I expect that I can do the hull and bottom touch up painting on Tuesday morning and go back in at the end of the afternoon.  I still have plenty of chores. While I am writing this, late Monday afternoon, the sky is clearing but a strong wind is coming up from the south. Crossing the Gulf of Lion is not going to be an easy chore at this time of the year.  I may be stuck here for a while longer awaiting the right weather window. I have ten days free in the yard here but I prefer to be in the water, rather than climbing up and down a ladder in the yard.

The below pictures were taken yesterday on the way back from Grau du Roi. Quite a spectacle these kite surfers. I spent a good part of the day on making some corrections and amplifications in the “The Mastmakers’ Daughters”. A new contact, Lucas Bruijn,  has done a lot of research on a related story to the resistance group my mother was working for and answered a few questions and added new details. I do not mind being stuck here except for the fact that the nearest place to sit inside and hook up my laptop charger is in Grau du Roi, a 20 minute bicycle ride. None here in Port Camargue and now I go out to sit on a park bench with any exposed skin smeared with mosquito repellent.