A few days ago, just as I was heading out the door for a few days away, a parcel arrived and I just had to take the time to open it. It was from my friend Pete (peteg) in one of my favorite places, New Zealand. Made from native New Zealand rimu, it is a fine gift for a sailor like me ….... a little ship’s wheel clock for desk or mantle …. or maybe even for Friendship’s cabin.
Here is a photo of it beside one of my grandfather’s spurs on our mantle.
............. and it’s signed on the back.
But the surprises didn’t end there. Pete added a little note to the effect that it might be easier for me to re-set it to my time zone rather than him. When I pried the clock out to re-set it I found this.
It’s a real beauty Pete. I will cherish it always and I changed my mind about re-setting it. It will always be set on Auckland time.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/