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?
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Back to reality
After 27 days bobbing about the firth of forth mostly with the tide and wind we are home. It was a very special feeling we all felt coming into home port with all our new experiences behind us it was different to are normal jollies to the head and back. I realized wondering about eyemouth again how lucky we are to have such a great port as we do for chuckle it is home from home too for the family. Warm and familiar faces have a new value and scampi, chips and a fine pint of ale at the contented sole was fab. There is already talk of where next on our next cruise, if only we had separate cabins for the kids and an ensuite! I must de brief the children on the acceptable standards of toilet humour ashore.