Blog posts are published in inverse proportion to actual tasks and accomplishments. At least that’s how it is with me. The overall effect of this is that, when I’m not doing a whole lot, the online stuff comes thick and fast but when I am busier, there doesn’t seem like enough time to actually write anything down. The past few wekks (and the next few), are a bit like this.
Rather than give a complete update on everything that is up and running right now – Alaska, freshwater microplastics testing, 2018 coastal cleanup, current presentations, the Spring Social – I figured I’d take a paragraph or so and catch up with the progress on Basura del Mar, and plans for the upcoming on-water tests.
As I type this, the wrap is done and the boat is sitting in the garage with a complete coat of paint on top and bottom. The hull is due to get its second coat today and the deck will get another go tomorrow. Ideally, I’d like to get three coats on the hull before it gets in the water for the first time.
And that “first time” is on the calendar now… next Sunday will be the first test of the kayak on water, and most likely the last test too. I need to see if it will actually work as a boat; I know it will float, but I can’t really know the extent of what I can do with it until it actually gets out on the water, gets put through some turns and some sprints. (I use the word “sprint” with tongue firmly in cheek, at least for now.)
There will be more to come. Oh yes, there will be more.