Manuel says the polishing and waxing will take 'a while,' so we should chill out and enjoy the area. It is a doable walk into the city of Fremont for lunch, so off we go. Timing gets us to the Fremont bridge just as it begins to open for tall boats. At first I think it is for the tugboat now passing under the Aroura Street bridge, but realize later it was a sailboat with a very tall mast. No photo of it.
|Traffic stops for the bridge to open.|
Returning to Selene at Lake Union, we take Manuel's suggestion to chill out, but as hot as the temperature is today, it is hard to find a cool spot. Inside the cabin would be unbearable (windows have to be closed for his work), the cockpit is in the sun; and besides that, when he needs to work on the bow, he adjusts the lines to bring it in, and let the stern out, so that we cannot step off the swim platform to the dock.
We love watching the progress Manuel makes, as Willie's Tug takes on a new look. We say, "Looking good, Manuel." He replies, "Starting to shine...."
So what to do? Where to wait? The coolest place we see is the the fly bridge of a new 50ft. Selene. So up we go! There is a nice breeze up here, plus the view is great. Later we show Brian, broker of the Selenes, the photo below, and he jokes that he could make that viewing place permanent for us.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Tuesday, August 8, 2017