|Penned at Port Bouvard|
“Hello, been admiring your boat from over there, she’s a Badger is she?”
“Also is that a Belcher windvane?” etc
They’re coming out of the woodwork I say.
|Windvane - nameless as of now, at least,|
not a name which is printable...
Contrary to what I expected, no one questions why a junk, people just accept it. I suppose people understand the more ways to skin a cat thing. Sailors, maybe the racing kind, tend to ask if she sails to windward (there are scurrilous rumours around the internet that junks dont). She sails fine to windward, infact she goes anywhere we point her.
He was referring to Annie Hill’s book "Voyaging On A Small Income" which is now quite a classic and inspired a number of people around the world to build Badgers and obviously, he recognised what Ashiki was..