I keep on getting caught up in the spider-webs on my island. Why is it this time of year that they appear all over the place?
I hate spiders!
So, as you see I have temporarily laid out some underwater play things just for fun. In the pic above, you see my new pet, the Kraken. You can ride him, but its a bit of a wild ride. How do you control him – I have no idea.
If anyone wants to come visit and feed the pets, they will be out for a little while at my place.
I have some positive and negative comments about the SL11B. I’ll start with the positive so you don’t have to read the negative if you wish.
My friend Kitty who runs the Come Sail With Us group had a nicely decorated stand, free T-shirts an info about the sailing schools.
Go check out Kitty’s stand, a good place to start the tour of the SL11B event. Click here for Landmark. SL11B runs for another 2 days, so get there this weekend.
The SL Coast Guard had a wonderful stand. An action scene of a stranded person in the water and a boat and heli rushing to save him. I met two very nice men in uniform – who can resist a nice guy in uniform 🙂
Blake Deeps had a stand with various info on the activities in their area.
So that brings me to the end of the positive. I hate being negative, but here-goes…
I must admit that the first I heard about SL11B was when I saw a message somewhere (can’t remember where) that the entries were closed for SL11B application. Why wasn’t there more info out before? Us yachties questioned whether there was a sailing presence at SL11B, but that question was raised only after the entries were closed 😦
Anyway, back to the event. It is big and you basically have no idea on where to go and what to see. Most of the stands are not manned so nobody is there to tell you anything (exception being the SL Coast Guard stand).
And a general view of the SL11B – still no clue… A mish-mash of construction, no real theme, no route or logical way of navigating, no real desire to visit the random stands. Building big just makes the stands look confusing, even flying around doesn’t help.
Perhaps Next year, if there is still a SL, there may be a better presence from us boaties. I for one will try and put together something a little more representative of the yachting and boating activities in SL. What a missed opportunity this year!
The Cercle Nautique Francophone (CNF) cruise took place again yesterday departing and arriving from the Royal Dolphin Yacht Club. This is the Club that has been in the news lately with the development of the Moth hydrofoil racing dingy (See The Dolphin Moth is Coming). I’ll give an update on the Moth in the next few days.
Gwendolyn, the enthusiastic and super-stylish organiser of the CNF cruises had chosen a great place for this event. ZZ took her usual set of stunning pics and I’m posting up here, with her permission, a subset of those photos of my boat and crew as we enjoyed the cruise.
Thanks to my crew, thanks to Gwen for organising the event, thanks to all the other sailors who made it such fun and thanks to the staff at the Royal Dolphin Y.C. for having us.