There were a couple of days over the past year when I was in Portsmouth and had the extra time to walk back the road to meet him and introduce myself, but he was nowhere to be found on those previous occasions. However, on Wednesday I finally got the chance to visit with him (I had to go to the Portsmouth post office to pick up a package from home—we have a post office in our village, but packages must be picked up in either Roseau or Portsmouth, and a customs fee is charged based on the contents).
Saturday, September 3, 2016
I've ridden the bus to Portsmouth (and beyond) many times the past year. One of the sights along the way that I always enjoyed was a man who builds boats under a big tree along the road as it nears Portsmouth. During my first year here, I was able to see the progression as he built several boats from scratch, each of which takes about three to four months. Although limited to just a few brief seconds of viewing maybe once or twice a month as the crowded van rolls by, I am always eager to see how far the current project has advanced since my last trip.