SPIDER BITE

Last night I felt a pain in my right wrist,  I was surprised to see it was swollen and blue. It was about twice its normal size and throbbing.  There seems to be a bite wound in the centre of the purple patch – looks like a spider bite.

Swollen Wrist. Spider bite??
Swollen Wrist. Spider bite??

Not surprising as I was cleaning out all the lockers and storage spaces where spiders might hide during the winter.  This evening the swelling has gone down a lot and the colour has turned from blue to red.  Not nice and I have been feeling a bit off today.

It was about twice its normal size and throbbing.  There seems to be a bite wound in the centre of the purple patch – looks like a spider bite.  Not surprising as I was cleaning out all the lockers and storage spaces where spiders might hide during the winter.  This evening the swelling has gone down a lot and the colour has turned from blue to red.  Not nice and I have been feeling a bit off today.

Good news, I found a life raft in Vancouver and it will be shipped over to Canoe Cove on Monday.  It’s a Viking 4 man with offshore pack.  Viking is a good brand and can be serviced just about anywhere.  I hope I never have to inflate it. 

My safety equipment is now just about complete for the voyage now.  I bought some flares, rockets and smoke floats at the weekend.  The new VHF radio should arrive tomorrow.  I have gone for an ICOM with integral GPS, this allows distress to be automatically sent without the need to wire in an external GPS and its full class D DSC.

The weather was a bit warmer today – it rained of course.  This made my fresh water tank repairs with epoxy a bit easier, I got a second patch on today, a final patch tomorrow should do the job.

The new sail for the windvane self steering (Micky) arrived today.  Looks good and I will fit it when the rain stops.  I also received a coil of half inch braid line.  Funny, Canada is metric but everybody here seems to think in imperial measurements, must be the proximity to the USA.

There are 500 feet on a coil (or reel as they say here) and I will use it to make up new halyards and sheets.  I will need to get splicing.

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