Sarah borrowed a paddle board from a neighbour and chased the sunset out onto Greenland Dock.
Paddle boarding is a sport that originated in Hawaii in 1900s. The boarder stands upright on a 9ft to 12ft board, and paddles through the water.
The board Sarah borrowed is an inflatable design that packs up into a holdall from Decathlon. Prices start around £300.
Paddle boarding has become become popular in the past few years thanks to modern design and manufacture. It’s a good alternation to surfboarding when there are no waves – or you’re on a dock.
Chilli, lettuce, rocket and tomatoes planted.
The first barbecue of the Spring as the sun sets on Greenland Dock.
Washing machine and outdoor table going on board, both Amazon purchases.
Here’s a magical early evening shot looking west down Greenland Dock.
Internal shot of the wheelhouse awaiting a clear out in the Spring.
New grey water Whale tank. Product sheet here (PDF). It acts as a reservoir for grey water from the sinks, dishwasher and washing machine, and pumps water out into the dock.
Often the old ways are the best ways.
We’ve got a solid fuel stove on board with a back boiler connected to a calorifier. The calorifier supplies hot water to the boat and a heating circuit to two radiators.
In time we’ll upgrade all the pipework so that we can pressurise the system to improve the effectiveness and efficiency.