Home Port; on the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 2011

October 22-23 Sail to Delaware City




Coal barge unloading at Oldmans Creek

Bouchard push tug/barge at anchor off Wilmington

http://home.dmv.com/~les/SKIPJACK.HTM
Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

Early morning at Delaware City

Tanker at Delaware City Refinery

Newcastle DE
http://www.newcastlehistory.org/


October 6, 2011
Afternoon sail in less than 5kt variable breeze.

Dredge off West End Boat Club



October4, 2011
Motor work on the 6hp Tohatsu.
Install new plastic rod end clips to shifter/neutral lock rod.
Adjust throttle control rod.
Adjust remote shifter cable
Smooth shifting and gentle idle.

October 3, 2011
Ophelia departs for Ireland, Philippe meanders and is forecast to to turn ENE

Ulladh

Ulladh pronounced "ul-la" (null lad).





Uladh the gaelic spelling for the territory of the U-Nail chieftains in the ancient Irish province of Ulster (English/Norse), originally the counties of Down and Antrim, but now including Derry, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan, also referred to as Ulidia (Greek/Roman),.



Uladh was the home of a pre-celtic, cruithne (crew-en-ya) pictish tribe, who may have been descendants of prehistoric tribes indigenous to the British Isles since the retreat of the last ice age.



Archeological finds date first inhabitants to about 6,000 BC and trade goods from Rathlin Island, County Antrim off the northeast coast of Ireland made from porcellanite stone appearing in Egypt and Crete by 2,500 BC.



The early tribes of Ireland where displaced by later waves of migrants from mainland Europe; about 1700 BC by bronze age tribes, celtic tribes about 500 BC, and in the past two millenia; Roman trading posts, Viking settlements, English plantations... and in the 21st century a welcome increasing diversity from the European Union and the world.



SV Ulladh (for vhf clarity I use "sailing vessel ul-la") is named for the territory of the first peoples to settle in Ireland after the retreat of the last ice age.



Fisksatra

Since 1949 Fisksatra Varv in the coastal town of Fisksatra Sweden, built fiberglass boats from dinghies to a 300 ton minesweeper for the Swedish Navy.

The Havsfidra 20's were built between 1968 and the late 1970's to Swedish Navy and Lloyd's certification standards.

The Havsfidra 20 and a larger version the Storfidra 26 where sold in the United States by Continental Yachts and Trawler Agency of Atlantic City NJ.

Havsfidra; sea-feather?
(fidra; to touch or tickle with a feather -Icelandic-English Dictionary, Clarendon Press 1874)