Here are some photos of Papilio through her life cycle so far. Click thumbnails for bigger pictures.
Chris in this (last?) season’s must have overalls, blacking the bottom of the boat (07/05)
Anthea and me sporting matching numbers and also blacking the boat
My top pic ever of Ant (background) and Fi (foreground)
A boat out of water
Launching Papilio with Greene King IPA, the Cristal of the inland waterways (13/08/05)
The launch committee (Richard, Andy, Chris and Anthea) enjoying the King at 10.30am
The launch ceremony is complete and she is now our Papilio. What are we doing???
“Measure twice cut once” in action
“Do as I say, not as I do” in action
We lived in this for months over the winter
The first washing up on the boat in the sink
One hand on the tiller,the other is texting
At last, photographic evidence of me working
The (almost) final result at last! Pretty much how it is now.
And just to remind us what it was like this time last year when we got her
Now we’re into July and onto painting the outside. There goes Billy Moon’s moon!
Papilio is a chrysalis aka in primer
This is what will emerge from our chrysalis: Papilio ulysses
why didn’t i think of writing a blog for papilio earlier?