Up the Mast

Up the mast

Sometimes we look back at our blog and think that we’ve captured some nifty images of our trip over time.  But then we take a look at some of the work that others have done, and think that we’ve got room for improvement.  Some cruising websites have posted videos that are out of this world, made by drones with attached GoPro cameras flying up and over the boat, then lofting out and about to provide bird’s-eye views of landfalls before they are reached.  It’s impressive stuff.

So we don’t yet have a drone.  Or even a GoPro. But we’ve got a mast!  And so when we needed to do some repairs to our wind instrument, Sima hauled Paul up the mast to do the work, and it provided an opportunity for some aerial shots.

Above, Paul glances back down the mast, where Sima holds his life in her hands in the form of a main halyard wrapped several times around a winch.

Looking towards Kungshamn

And here, a view from the boat towards Kungshamn.  It’s here that we’ve spent our last few months together. Maybe we’ll do OK without the drone.

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