This is the story of our family affair with Chuckle the Nordic Folkboat. 'CHUCKLE' is clinker built with Mahogany planks on Oak frames with Spruce spars. A classic wooden boat. She was built by Harry Feltham in Portsmouth in 1954, one year after the famous singlehanded transatlantic sailer Blondie Hasler had his Folkboat 'Jester' built in the same yard. Perhaps 'Chuckle' and 'Jester' are sisters?
Friday, 18 July 2014
Fab pizza at dunbar
Well life afloat is settling down we r all finding our own space and a routine that suits us. Dunbar is proving a lovely stop and hope it remains so as the wind blows hard from east the swell is up and we are stuck until it blows from south again. I think we might be here some time thankfully our local friends here have offered to make our weekend fun. And the pizza from the wood fired oven in a van on the harbour side is fab.