Condensation is one of the things that boaty people (should) think about. Not just liveaboards; most anyone who owns a boat has condensation on the brain. It’s kind of a Big Deal because it can cause a whole raft of problems, not the least of which is mildew. I know this now because I did not have condensation on my brain and just narrowly avoided disaster.
Day 2 addendum. I forgot that we did more things on day 2… We were jet-lagged and busy and enjoying being able to walk around drinking beer on the street. Thank goodness for pictures otherwise I would not be able to remember anything that we did… Continue reading “Deutschland, Deutschland! – day 2 addendum and day 3”
Day 2 we took the train to see the the East Side Gallery, a section of the Berlin Wall that has been preserved as a giant art canvas. It is quite long and there are beautiful and iconic art installations on display. After crossing the Oberbaum Bridge into West Berlin we remarked on the drastic change of feeling between East and West even now, nearly 30 years after the Wall came down.
Here’s another time-traveling post.
For those who need back-story: we spent over 4 months living with friends while Devilfish was being refit. Those friends moved to Berlin, Germany at the end of July (don’t we lead exciting lives?) and we went to visit them at the beginning of October to celebrate my birthday.
At the end of summer we de-named and re-named our boat.
It was a ceremony full of pomp and circumstance and booze.
After we had the repair work done to the transom, and had the boat painted, all vestiges of the old name were gone so we had been a nameless hulk for a couple of months. A boat without a name is just a derelict, not a true boat. I have read that boats are so personal and full of life that they are the only things (besides people and fancy-pants houses in the Hampton’s) that have proper names.