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?
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Big night out
Jenny's birthday supper. Well after forgetting it was Jenny's birthday before breakfast i made some amends by accepting an invitation ashore for the night with native savages. They turned out less savage and far more intellectual than our usual dinner company of two kids and a dog. Some how a birthday supper was procured including fresh lobster plucked from our hosts pot out side the harbour in rather choppy conditions. We also had a leaving do for some friends who were moving to france that lunch time so after a night away from chuckle and walk up a hill we were very tired tonight and all in bed by 9.
Looking at the charts and the weather we are going to fly to dunbar today 25Nm with thw wind force 4-5 and the tide behind us we leave at 9.