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

Friday, December 12, 2014

December 2014

Lake Jean, Rickets Glen State Park PA

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 2014

Tarp on. Let it snow.

Cape May Canal north jetty

Dawn Redwoods Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia PA

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 2014

October 30, 2014 hull below water line coal tar epoxy.

Turkey Vulture Terrapin Hunting

Reeds Beach, Cape May NJ

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 2014

Cape May lighthouse

Fortescue NJ

Philadelphia Navy Yard, Reserve Basin

Out for the winter, sail off and mast lowered on dutch tabernacle.
Repair on transom beam in progress, damaged when outboard struck piling.

See Canoe Stern Outboard Transom beamfor Details

South Cape May Meadows Beach

Cape May Whale Watcher passing Cape May Canal Dredge

Cape May/Lewes Ferry passing canal dredge

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 2014

Craigville Beach MA

Craigville MA

Woods Hole MA Bascule Bridge

Writers Cabin Cape Cod Dunes

Provincetown MA

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 2014

June 12,13, 14, 15 & 16, 2014

June 12 Essington PA to Delaware City DE

Heron taking flight near Commodore Barry Bridge

Delaware City resident, going no-where from no-where.

Delaware City, Australian Flag home port Marshall Islands?

June 13 Delaware City DE to Chesapeake City MD

Chesapeake City

June 14 Chesapeake City MD to Perryville MD

June 15 Perryville MD to Chesapeake City MD

June 16 Chesapeake City MD to Essington PA

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 2014

Newcastle Sailing Club at north end of Bulkhead Shoal

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 2014

April 25, 2014
Test sail, with reefed and full sail.
Points better than I thought, the sail maintains an airfoil shape 20-30 deg of the wind.
Leading edge very sensitive to gusts, I may need to increase tack downhaul.

April 21, 2014

April 20, 2014

Canada goose egg, on the floating dock?

Juvenile Canada goose

On end tee slip eady to go.

April 18, 2014
No photographs today (phone battery needs charge)
Yard and boom installed, lug sail attached.
Main sheet installed
Topping lift/lazy jack installed.
Yard parrel installed
Main halyard installed.

Boom parrel
Tack downhaul

The lug/junk sail is just a frugal wing sail, old is new again.

April 16, 2014 on the travel lift waiting for high tide.

April 16, 2014 at my end tee slip

April 13 2014 marina filling up, I may be later this week

Topside painted.

Outboard hung

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March 2014

Assateague  Island VA

Assateague Island VA

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 2014

Mercer Museum Doylestown PA

Philadelphia City Hall Tower

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 2014

Magarge Dam on the Wissahickon

Wissahickon Creek

Elmwood Park

Gorgas Park Roxborough PA


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.


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)