Tuesday 17 October 2023

Moving The Boat | The Movie!

In a previous post I announced that PocketShip had been moved out of the workshop and onto her trailer.

This epic event took place on the evening of Sunday, 10th September.

What I didn't say in the post is that PocketShip's name was announced to the crowd.

I spent ages thinking up names at the start of the build, noting them in the build log. But none of them withstood the test of time. Sooner or later I decided that they were all just silly.

Eventually I stopped thinking about it at all, reasoning that the boat would name itself at some point.

And that's what happened.

It's no secret that I have been frustrated, even despondent, when things have not gone well in the build.

And I would complain to my wife and son about it, seeking sympathy. But I didn't get much.

Instead my son would say "Hey dad, it's a journey. You should relax and enjoy it".

He was right, of course. My whole purpose in this build is to enjoy the journey - not the arrival at the destination.

And so the boat named herself over the past year or so, and she became Journey.

And we also have a video which was made by the amazing Steve Cottrell. He's the tall one lifting the boat in the film.

Click on this link to see the video: A Short Journey

A massive thank you to everyone who helped on the day. It was a fabulous thing to see Journey finally out in the evening sun, admired by all.

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