Finishing up and having a rest…
Turning an old fishing boat into a pirate ship is obviously fun, but not exactly difficult or time consuming. After a day and a half working on it already we couldn’t take much longer, but had to make sure that everything was perfect before considering it done.
Day 187 – Saturday 26th November 2016
This morning we completed our work on the pirate ship by getting the exterior painting finished, cutting the sail to size, digging a hole for it to sit in safely and adding some rocks for decorative effect:
With that done all we had left to do was buy sand and fill it up, but when our hosts suggested doing that another day and going for a swim instead we couldn’t really say no! We went just down the road to the Bargo River and jumped straight in to cool down despite platypus warning signs, fully aware that they’re rarely spotted in or around Tahmoor. In hindsight it probably wasn’t the best idea given that they’re venomous little buggers who can cause excruciating pain, but hey, we didn’t spot any so all is good.
Day 188 – Sunday 27th November 2016
Although we had a day off scheduled for today, and despite the poor weather forecast, we planned on visiting the Tahmoor Mermaid Pools. That all changed at around 11:00 though, when our host changed her mind and asked us to run an errand for her.
We had to drive to Earlwood and pick up some accessories for the pirate ship, via Picton where she works so that we could pick up cash to pay with. The round trip took just over three hours which wasn’t bad but meant that we didn’t have enough time afterwards to do anything worthwhile.
Regardless of the fact that we only actually had a couple of hours to ourselves in the morning I think today still counted as a day off, which sucks to be honest. I’m well up for arguing our case if it comes to it though!