This is the longest stretch in his adult life that my favorite skipper has spent away from sailboats.
For decades, we schedule our year around various regattas. We've missed weddings and birthdays because of our sailing calendar. As I remember, we'd been together for five years before taking a trip that was NOT related to sailing.
Because of regattas, we've traveled to Italy and Sardinia and Greece and all over South America. And North America. Hawaii even. The year the Flying Scot North American championship was held in Texas, we planned a summer adventure that took us looping out West. All for competition at the mercy of wind.
Racing on the bounding main –– it's a sport, a calling, a joy. It's the bones of our life together.
Then along comes the Covid-19 Pandemic, leaving us high and dry.
Which is how we've managed to finish the Woodbee in a matter of months.
When last we left the build, the 600-square-foot structure was dried in, with a pair of walls and a loft accessible by pull-down ladder. Jeff and I had put down flooring, slathered paint on everything that held still, and set the wood stove into place.
When we arrived in late April, the list of to-dos was not inconsiderable: walls, plumbing, electricity, kitchen, bathroom...
And a drumroll, please....
8/9/2020 04:49:00 pm
looking great, missing you guys
8/14/2020 09:50:57 am
8/9/2020 05:53:08 pm
How fun. Congrats.
8/14/2020 09:51:19 am
8/9/2020 06:35:59 pm
This looks sooo lovely! Not a bad place to hunker down!
8/14/2020 09:51:52 am
Thank you! As for hunkering, well, copy that!
8/9/2020 06:37:55 pm
The work is impressive, the quality impeccable, and the Serendipity beneficial.
8/14/2020 09:52:09 am
8/9/2020 07:46:24 pm
More video of the trusses...
8/14/2020 09:52:19 am
Ha ha ha
8/9/2020 11:15:14 pm
That is just amazing. Wonderful place to hangout. Y’all have done a great job. We’ve had sailing camp and a regatta here in E City. Plenty of spacing on the river. Is see apples, some cider would be good.
8/14/2020 09:52:48 am
Thanks Greg. Hope you are all staying safe and busy!
8/10/2020 03:18:27 pm
Super build ! Store yer Jiffy-Pops overhead. They double as a great nighttime fire alarm.
8/14/2020 09:53:47 am
Flailing -- thanks!
8/10/2020 07:22:47 pm
Gosh it looks great!!!
8/14/2020 09:54:05 am
8/10/2020 07:27:24 pm
What a beautiful home!
8/14/2020 09:54:16 am
Thomas P Taylor
8/14/2020 02:13:15 pm
Wow, I did not know that you had neighbors that you can see.
8/16/2020 05:04:59 pm
Hi Dad T! Not sure I do! The other buildings on the video? Our previous digs...
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