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Thursday, September 01, 2011

September 1, 2011-Weaver Birds and Boat Projects

It’s been cool in South Africa and for weeks we’ve been looking forward to spring time.

Now the signs of spring are unmistakable: the days are growing longer, Wings’ heater is no longer required, and, most of all, the Weaver Birds are active.

The locals told us that when the Weaver Birds are active it is a sure sign of spring and boy, the Weaver Birds are sure active. In one nearby tree alone there must be a hundred nests being built by these energetic little yellow creatures and I guess they like to whistle while they work; the peeping is deafening.

The Weaver Birds build nests which hang down like baskets.

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Weaver Birds at work

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With the arrival of warmer weather work has resumed on boat projects all around the boatyard and marina. That includes our own projects and we’re redoing the big hatch on Wings’ bow.

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Nice weather to fix the hatch

Click here to see the step by step.

We know there can be more cool days ahead but the change of the season is inevitable and soon we will begin our trip south.

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Richards Bay, South Africa

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