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sailing and diving around the world
Another haul out for you guys. Not much was going on with this one, though. We only needed to get her out of the water long enough to replace the transducer, the electronic device that allows us to know how deep the water is below the boat. The haul out was done by the guys at Washburn Boatyard, and, because changing a transducer doesn't normally take long, they simply left Namaste on the lift while the work was done. As soon as the transducer was installed, I gave it a couple of coats of bottom paint, and we were back in the water.
Funny thing happened with geese. These two stick together all the time. One of them seems to have damaged it's wings somehow, because they seem to stick out in that fixed position, permanently. Anyway, I was sitting at picnic table, and this two-goose phalanx started to muscle me. They were doing their low, warning throat sounds as they approached, moving their long necks up and down. I didn't move, and they didn't expect that, I guess. They stood looking at me for a moment, and I guess one of them honked to the other, "I guess I expected something different." One beat a sheepish retreat, and the other stood looking at me, for the longest time, before it also sauntered away.
There are videos of the haul-out coming. There isn't enough signal strength to upload them here in the boatyard marina, so I'll pop over to April's place, Hidden Harbor, and upload them there.