Christmas in Bangor

We love to celebrate on Salty Lass, so we celebrated Halloween by going down to Belfast and seeing Karen and her Mum, we celebrated Salty Lass's birthday by inviting guests on board and we got one of the best views in the house to celebrate the start of Christmas.

We have several issues that we need to address, and sometimes the list of issues that we need to address gets longer rather than shorter, for example birds, I love birds, I think they are interesting, magnificent, and really great, I however do not like their droppings all over our deck. We need to clean the deck on a regular basis, because in the day we have. loads of starlings, while in the evening we have the invasion of the crows.

At Halloween we went into Belfast to meet up with our friend Karen and her Mum, we enjoyed going around the shops and the going to the viewing platform at Victoria Centre, the view is fantastic and you can see quite a few of the sights, unfortunately it made Karen have vertigo.

On the 17th November we celebrated Salty Lass's Birthday, she was 17. The 17th November is when her keel was laid, it took several months after that, before she left Bavaria to go to Scotland, where she was bought, but as far as we are concerned 17th November is her birthday. We invited Beverley's Mum and her Aunt over to celebrate the day and we had a fantastic feast. Beverley and I bought a Welcome on-board mat for her present as she loves having guests on-board.

One of the things that Beverley and I do is clean our bilges on a regular basis, one of the reasons that we do this is so that we can see issues early on. So one of the issues we noticed was rust in and around the end of the cooler for the exhaust. Now after some looking in on the internet we know that this is quite a common issue and that there is a plastic replacement. The next day I saw pink liquid coming from the cooler area, now pink liquid on our boat means coolant, so I've noticed that our coolant filler cap was not quite secure, so hopefully I've solved that one.

Another celebration that we went to was the Christmas lights switch on for Bangor, it was quite funny because when they switched on the lights a whole load of other lights went of, but we were in the best place for the fireworks that were at the end of the party.

Raising money for the RNLI

The RNLI turned 200 years old on 4th March 2024. So as sailors and people who promote the joy of sailing, we thought that we would like to raise just £200. What we hope is that other people take up the shout and raise their own £200. In the last 200 years the RNLI have saved over 144,000 lives and yet they are funded entirely by people like you. They are not government funded.

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