|I'm looking rough at the periphery these days, but at least I've still got nice legs.|
I have made somewhat of a point, perhaps at times a point both prideful and smug, of mentioning that we aren't rich, that we do not own a car and that this Not Ownership has played a favourable role in being able to afford the protracted and expensive process of refitting a boat for world travel.
If I haven't, let me know and I'll scribble some hot air.
|These have diesels in them slightly less powerful than my Atomic 4 direct-drive. They must burn two cups a week.|
The fact is, of course, is that having a car, or rather, some sort of utility van of the Ford Transit or any number of unimported Japanese diesel van models (or even the very modest and unavailable in Canada Piaggio "Ape" above), well, it would be handy. My recent trip to Whitby to see the man who might blast my bottom (why does everything in sailing sound sexual?) was at the favour of the kind Captain Matt, and he's not the only fellow sailor who is generous when my cargo needs exceed that of my many bike trailers.
|The new ride: a Brodie Argus with a cut-down Chariot, now more cargo, less child.|
|The bike plus cart combo is similar to a tender to a boat as it's a means to transport more provisions at one go than would a simple backpack or shoulder bag.|
|It's crowded back here.|
|If you see me (and with the flags and lights I carry, you bloody well should!), please don't honk. I might honk back.|
|The white bin under the blue was seven bucks. I'm going to see if the UV or the friction kills it in months; if not, I can fit several of them on Alchemy.|
|Thanks to kitty, more money's in the kitty. Photo copyright © 2006-2015 by|
|Ortliebs: pricy but cyclists seem to love them with Apple-like devotion.|
|These would be easy to stash when not in use.|
|I may be swayed a bit by the International Orange Colour of Nautical Safety.|
|If you have two of these, they're called ditto bags.|