I've moved, well, sort of. Have an internet connection through my cellphone, have a cellphone even! And thats a big deal as I've not had one since the big bricks, managed to avoid them all these years.
So I'm technically up to date with a phone that is smarter than I am, a Macbook, printer and all on board the ship, and the ship is now on her berth up in the Wade River.
Its a lovely spot, a couple of miles up a narrow but ok channel, not far away from the city by road or ferry for my three times a week commute, 15 mins walk to a decent corner shop, good cellphone reception and lots of birdsong in the trees. I'm looking forward to being there.
Here are some pics of the little ship "at home" .
The vista is ever changing with tide moving, wind and currents, and the bush all around.
I have a drawing board set up, will be building an office in the forepeak and will be fitting a bigger battery bank and inverter to make sure that I can carry on working without shore power when I travel to another quiet spot for a change of outlook.
I've got Mike Monies Footloose project on the board at the moment, one of several projects that make up a backlog that needs finishing before I get onto new ones, but some are particularly interesting and Footloose which is a semi displacement monohulled trailerable "houseboat" about 22 ft x 8 ft presented several challenges, its going to be really interesting to see how the theory behind the unusual hull works out in practice.