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October 3rd, 2008 · 10 Comments

18_Wood_Blocks.jpgSo what do you think this is for?  Specially made by David with the left over bits from the plank, the one we found in El Ferrol.

Mary:  I am looking for serious ideas, silly ideas or just downright daft ideas.  So whatever you are thinking now email me. The best or even the correct answer will be published in time.
There might even be a prize in it.
Questions can be asked, you might not get a straight answer but you can ask, and I might be temped to give clues.

Tags: Atlantic Leg

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrew // Oct 3, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Some sort of hi-tech mobile phone flotation device?

  • 2 Stuart // Oct 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Ha! Mobile phone floatation indeed – as if anyone would need something like that!!

    My guess is that its a wind charm for almejas /patagos to save having to dig.

  • 3 Liz Dykes // Oct 5, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Mary I would (wood) look out David might hit you with it,HaHA.Enjoying all your news every one well at this end hope the weather is better with you as from you sailed into the moon light in has been ?????? time you were home to bring some sun shine Liz

  • 4 Rebecca // Oct 7, 2008 at 7:22 am

    I think it is a holder and automatic shuffler for a deck of cards for late night poker banter?


  • 5 Rebecca // Oct 7, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Oh wait is it actually a step for getting on and off the bow (or however you spell it) of the boat and pontoon?

  • 6 David // Oct 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Mary: Now then the wooden blocks, what makes you think we need a floating mobile phone holder for David? Davids phone has just gone to a better plaice!
    As for some device for collecting shells well if that were true I’d clam up and not give you the next clue which is

    Clue one- I use them not David.
    Great ideas but wrong, sorry keep trying.

  • 7 kirsty // Oct 8, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Well i was trying to think, and it was annoying me as i remember getting told exactly what they were for but i clearly didnt listen and was just nodding my head and smiling.
    luckly your clue reminded me but rather than give the game away i thought a witty comment was needed…..
    I think it for you to measure out the exact quantity of whisky for dad, dad clearly would never use this but instruct on how you could use them.
    the second one is to measure the exact quantity of water to add to the whisky, with of course a full excel spread sheet on which type of whisky takes the required volumes of water. Volumes marked on the piece of wood by water resistant permenant marker.
    The other idea i had was it was a chisel, i once heard a story in the US of one man and his chisel digging a canyon that was grand.
    anyways watch out for any elephants when using them!!!!!

  • 8 David // Oct 13, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Kirsty, now Kirsty you should know that you have to be more accurate than measuring in a rough chiselled out piece of wood. Although David thinks the spreadsheet idea would be good. Thank you!!

  • 9 David // Oct 13, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Rebecca: Would have to say with my poker face NO! Perhaps it would work but I think the last card in the 52 card trick would get stuck in the groove. For those who don’t know the 52 card trick ask Rebecca.

  • 10 David // Oct 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Liz: Sorry to hear the weather is so bad. But Christmas is coming! Hope your getting organised.
    No the wood is not an implement of torture, well it wasn’t designed as such.
    Hint, They will be used on our way to Maderia. Constant use wind or calm they will be in place. In fact we will use them all the way round when we’re moving forward. (unless I loose them overboard!)