Today was going to be the last day without strong winds before departure, so I finally donned my climbing gear and Bernd used the electric winch to pull me up the mast so that I could inspect the rigging and put up the radar reflector. Apart from that we didn't do all that much - went to the shopping mall to do some window shopping and prepared the boat a bit for the upcoming trip.

I've just pulled up the bucket containing the radar reflector and tools and am about to start work while aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders!
(2011-12-06 18:38:18 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/1000s] ISO 400 Focus 10.60m)
[36°50'39.02"N 76°17'33.1"W ]
A long way up Aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders!
(2011-12-06 18:38:23 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/500s] ISO 400 Focus 2.66m)
[36°50'39.02"N 76°17'33.1"W ]
A long way up
Carmen wisely stood forward instead of below me - where I might have dropped something on her. I'm aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders!
(2011-12-06 18:38:32 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 400 Focus 15.00m)
[36°50'39.13"N 76°17'33.47"W (facing E)]
Standing on the second spreader Aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders! I'm standing on the second set of spreaders and preparing to wire-tie the radar reflector.
(2011-12-06 18:40:12 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/1000s] ISO 400 Focus 10.60m)
[36°50'39.23"N 76°17'33.65"W ]
Standing on the second spreader
Skeptical Coast Guard spectator This gent had some skeptical looks while I as aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders!
(2011-12-06 18:41:50 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/400s] ISO 400 Focus ∞)
[36°50'39.02"N 76°17'33.1"W ]
Skeptical Coast Guard spectator
Half of the job is done Aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders!
(2011-12-06 18:41:59 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/1000s] ISO 400 Focus 10.60m)
[36°50'39.02"N 76°17'33.1"W ]
Half of the job is done
Completed and lowering the bucket Aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders!
(2011-12-06 18:45:15 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/640s] ISO 400 Focus 7.94m)
[36°50'39.02"N 76°17'33.1"W ]
Completed and lowering the bucket
Finished and back on solid ground Arnd back on the deck after going aloft in Norfolk to mount the radar reflector and check the rigging. It is a looooong way up there, despite only being at the level of the second set of spreaders!
(2011-12-06 18:55:50 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/7.1, 1/200s] ISO 400 Focus 2.66m)
[36°50'39.02"N 76°17'33.1"W ]
Finished and back on solid ground
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