27 March 2008

No Eggs Up Here

Every boat needs a picture like this and I finally got one. More later as there are some stories associated with this shot but I just wanted my 3-5 loyal readers to know that I made it up there and returned safely!


Litoralis said...

Nice shot. It's well known that the most likely place to find sea serpent eggs is under the various tape wraps around mast fittings...like those neatly wrapped spreader tips.

Christy ~ Central Air said...

Zoinks! What a great shot, Edward! Did you take a ceremonial shot of rum *before* or *after* your adventure?

EVK4 said...

Litoralis, I checked on both the way up and way down. You know, just in case the little beasties were laid during that interminable period of fear that I like to call "being at the top of the mast".

WeSailFurther said...

i've been up the mast on my own boat just once in the two years I had it. I should go up again. I always think the boat looks so pretty from about 30-50' away.

And I like seeing the bay and the other boats from up there too, so if you have any "atmosphere" shots, we'd love to see them too.

Zen said...

Good shot...what is that long shadow under the boat...heheh j/k

bonnie said...

Way to go!

I feel a little dizzy just looking at the picture.

The first year I worked on the schooner Adirondack, there was a bit of an adventure for the captain who was in charge of hiring & training crew on his last sail of the year. We were motoring back to the dock, dropping sails as we went. Jib, stay & fore all dropped fine. Main stuck & stuck good. Skipper went up the mast, no harness or anything, just using the hoops to help shimmy up to the throat, where he cleared the halyard that had jammed in its' block.

I'd handed off the halyards to the first mate & was just making sure that the passengers stayed clear - but I was looking up & thinking "yikes!".

That's not the only reason I never really got ambitious about working towards a captain's license (a lot of the Adirondack crew did) but it was definitely an eye-opener.