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.

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Deutschland, Deutschland – day 2

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.

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nameless no more!

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.

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