68 hooks and a constant reminder of Dame Julie Andrews – Guest Post by Ian Hutson…

Ian Hutson via Chris The Story Reading Ape regales us with the saga of a close inspection of a fourth kind aboard his lovely canal boat, The Cardinal! This story is not to be missed! Please, read on…

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Writers should be banned from living on boats (because they won’t stop wobbling on about it)! Let me wobble on some more.

I love my boat. I loved it right from the start. However, like most of the loves of my life, I soon realised that it could benefit from a visit to a barber’s shop, the devotions of a decent tailor and some sort of obedience training.

Chief among the items screaming for attention was the boat’s name, “Moorea”. Doubtless the previous owners loved it. I did not. Mo’orea is a South Pacific island, part of French Polynesia’s Society Islands archipelago. It is known for its hairy turtle-crabs that crawl up the beach and lay fried-eggs sideways in the tops of palm trees once a century, or something. Anyway, someone had not only hand-painted Moorea on both sides of my beloved boat but had also added some smudges that…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (http://fiorabooks.com), to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

4 thoughts on “68 hooks and a constant reminder of Dame Julie Andrews – Guest Post by Ian Hutson…”

  1. Thank’ee kindly for reblogging! Much appreciated. I spent a part of today moving the Cardinal along this stretch of the canal, promptly had a mechanical problem (which I’ll blog about as soon as I release steam pressure) and am now all of a quarter of a mile farther along (instead of a planned 3 to 9 miles)! Minor repairs to the engine oil-pressure sensor in the offing – it was a brand new mount, fitted last year, and parted company almost the moment I moved off today – the joys of boating. Actually, I love it!

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