For two years, through no fault of my own, I have endured isolation, been confined to my LGA (Local Geographic Area), no power, no travel, no exercise, no company except for a few passing forklifts. Weeks and months of being socially isolated have been very bad for my health. Elective surgery was cut when I was half way through a procedure on my injectors. My heartbeat slowed as my batteries died and I now need a complete battery transplant.
I even missed that precocious and noisy dinghy that has too much to say, hanging off my back end. I just found out that dinghy had to wear a facemask for the last two years – poor bugger. Bet it didn’t shut her up though.
The worst thing is how you let go of appearances when nobody is looking. Dust has settled thickly, spiders have found their way into the most secret of places, my shiny brightwork has dulled and the smell from my incomplete injector procedure has made its way throughout my nether regions.
Now the end is in sight. HOORAY! They are back! My misery and distress draws to a close. Hoses, rags and brushes have lifted my appearance and spirits. The battery transplant was a complete success and the injector elective surgery is soon to be completed so I can again run for miles and miles with no effort or tiring.
My two years of isolation give me great empathy for those now in lockdown. Can I encourage you? It will pass and you too will enjoy the euphoria I now feel as my life returns and I can do the things I really want to.
Such is Life!
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Aw, baby girl, I feel for you. Life is hard when you can’t play with your friends. Just know that you were always in their thoughts. And now, the adventure begins again! …and we get to live vicariously through you. Have lots of fun, make lots of memories but stay safe. You are in charge of the care of two of my favourite people, and I expect you to perform to the standards to which you were designed and built. We’re counting on you. Love and pride, your birth mum 💖
Very clever and funny but rather see you safely back in the water xx
All ready for another adventure
The break has done you good, your bottom looks wonderful!!
She’s Alive! Ships Ahoy. Does she have vegemite and toast on board yet?
Vegemite yes. Toast no. Off to replenish supplies tomorrow. Still a heck of a lot of cleaning to do!
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Just watched a report on the flooding in NYC. Hope that you are ok
Hi Matt – thanks for your concern.
We stayed at Rock Hall in the upper Chesapeake when we heard of the remains of Ida approaching. We are fine. Heavy rain followed by strong north wind on the port quarter from about 2000 to 0300. Very snug marina with lines tripled up. It is still blowing 15-20 but clear sky and cooler temps. The humidity has been stifling. Will have to delay our trip up the New Jersey coastline as conditions are not in our favour for about 7-10 days. (Bugger!)