Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hitting the Ground Running in 2011

The tidal river keeps the ice flowing
A great view of the Ardelle from across the creek

Pinky Maine and the Lewis H. Story in the creek

The snow certainly makes work a little more challenging.

Harold had a tough holiday week driving a stubborn bolt that nearly did him in. But, it is in now!

Hopefully the snow won't stay in here permanently.

The scale of this boat is BIG. Standing under it  gives a sense of its size!
It seems that the post holiday blues are non-existent around the boatyard as the crew have been energized by the "coming soon - like by the end of this week" next phase of the project - planking.  Harold has been readying the steam box and today he has some college-age fellows coming by to help out along with our very devoted regular crew of Chuck R, Bernie P., Dan T. Steve W. Zach T., and our new arrival Bruce of Gloucester whose wife kindly brought the crew some chicken soup for lunch today. So, the place is energized as we get ready to begin planking. The recent snowstorm set Harold back a day or so but the pictures that Dan Tobyne has taken here do illustrate the stillness of the brand new year. Alas, as the 12 days of Christmas wrap up today, it is like we are hitting the ground running into 2011. Come on by!

1 comment:

  1. warmest greetings for a wonderful 2011!
    I so admire your work! all the best! christina