Renaming our H-boat

Originally uploaded by Greygriffin.

It’s traditionally bad luck to change a boat’s name; on the other hand, neither Eve nor I really like the name ‘Mimosa’, and as you can see it looks like the name’s letters (and grey dolphins!) were cut out by a previous owner’s child.

I think it would be nice to name our boat after one of the ancient Greek sea nymphs, the Oceanids and Nereids. Most of the names are pretty wierd by today’s tastes; two which seem suitable are Electra and Doris (Doris was a popular name in England around the start of the 20th century and sounds sort of old-fashioned; I had a great-aunt called Doris).

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