As it turns out, boats are traditionally built in winter. Seeing how busy things have being this summer I understand why! Last week I visited Wellington, the capital of New Zealand and one of the worlds windiest cities with an average wind speed of 22kph. Wellington is crammed in between steep mountains and sits on an active fault line. Twisting narrow roads, overpasses and tunnels turn, overlap and zig zag across the city.
|A rare piece of flat ground|
Every house is built on incredibly steep ground. Many have some sort of electric cable car system to carry their occupants from the car-port to their home.
|A typical Wellington car park|
In between visiting Wellington, making pickles and plum wine, some progress on the boat has happened. Three out of four side pieces (remember this is a twin-box boat) now have their pine chines bent and glued onto the plywood. One more to go!
And, failing that, it will be winter soon and progress will be sure to speed up!