Wednesday 5 September 2012
1470 Hours So Far
I live in an area of Kent which historically is renowned for hop growing , an essential ingredient when brewing beer. In days gone by, I recall hop vines as far as the eye could see; sadly today England imports most of its hops from mainland Europe. Faversham, Sittingbourne’s sister town, is a few miles east along the A2, and holds an annual Hop Festival; lots of country dancing, lots of music …. and lots of drinking. On Sunday we visited the festival, and took time out to walk along Faversham Creek to admire the Thames sailing barges which once transported goods(mainly bricks) up to London. The photo above is a hop vine taken on Janine’s iPhone.
We continue to plod on. Today we cut out the remaining 9mm deck pieces, and later put the first coat of epoxy on the undersurfaces. I hope to do the second flood coat tomorrow.