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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Seagulls, the lousy thugs of the sea.

Babies have arrived and they are so sweet. I am talking about the baby ducks! I feed them (and momma) when they wander over to my boat. This morning the seagulls found the clan and took off with over half of them. I just couldn't watch the carnage, I went down below and turned my radio up. My instinct was to hurl projectiles at the thugs but I know it is part of the circle of life.... Circle of life be damned! Seagulls are thugs, the stinkin vultures of the sea. Hmm, maybe I am taking this a bit hard:-) but you would too if ya saw these adorable chicks. I didn't cry over their demise...yet.

Last weekend I locked my mom down below Ocean Girl. She brought her sewing machine and couldn't come out until all my canvas whims and necessities where sewn. The list included a Companionway cover, curtains for the main salon, curtains for the forward storage nooks, two squares of canvas (2x2s and 4x4s) for general purpose, A cup holder (yes canvas cup holder, I'll take a picture when installed), and a keeper for recycled grocery bags. There was more to do but I needed a nap (she was making so much noise!) :-)

Well gotta get to work. It is kinda weird, everyday going from this quiet floating life of sunshine to the crazies of the OR with no windows. But at least there are no thugs flying away with cute little chicks...lousy thugs.


s/v Skylark said...

So how much do you rent your Mom out for? :) Could use some serious canvas sewing on Skylark.

Erika (aka Ocean Girl) said...

we can work out some trades :-)

Ken n Cheryl said...

Oh, those poor chicks! I hate to see stuff like that. You are one lucky daughter!

Erika (aka Ocean Girl) said...

yep, my mom is a rare duck, how many moms have sailed around the world? It is kinda nice to be able to call on "mommy" when I get in over my head with the boat. She makes a mean bananna bread too :-)

As far as the thugs, they are officially on my hiss and boo list, they are forever changed in my eyes...lousy thugs.