Solo on self-built boats since ever
To get shelter from the weather I put up some tarpaulins between the apple trees. It did not take long before the city planner was there asking me if I had permission.
“I shall only build a small boat, then I take down the tarpaulins and go sailing” I answered.
“Have you been thinking about what would happen if everyone did like you?” He asked.
“What would happen if everyone was a town planner” I said.
That made him indignant. He forced me to take down the tarpaulins. In the evening when mother came home and heard about it she got mad.
“Sven” she said “Make the boat a bit smaller, clean out the cellar and build her there. Then in the spring we dig her out”
Roaring Fourties’ on 5.7×1 metre ship
Ireland – New Zealand solo voyage under 10 months
More to be come when Yrvind thinks it’s worth reporting something.