Edith is very happy tonight. She got a full body oiling and massage today, got turned back right-side up, and received her side boxes.

I am swerving a bit from tradition, I confess. The side boxes have plywood in them and have more epoxy joinery than screws. And I am holding them in place with nylon straps and cam buckles. Sacrilege. At least they are brown nylon straps. Worse yet, I’m going to use a Pelican case and a Watershed bag. But they are both brown too.



And here’s a romantic shot of a boy and his boat that Jess Pope took a couple nights ago: