Got home from work this evening, to be proudly presented with a new ensign. A lovely stitched one of very nice quality.
When we bought Phoenix, she was handed over with a very tatty little ensign, originally no more than 18" on the long edge, with perhaps 4" worn away with the ravages of time.
Now, i'm sure this ensign has a story or two to tell, and she'll now enter stately retirement, no doubt on C's wall.... but Phoenix really needed a new one.
So, 'er indoors secretly ordered one...
Only, its a 2 yard ensign... yes, that's 6' on the long edge... its 'effin enormous!
I think she'll wear it well... the Dutch would look on with secret admiration... even Guapa will have to admit its a beauty, even if he'll question the colour scheme!! :)
Only remaining issue is where on earth to fly it (yes, I know that should be wear it, but lets face it... mos people would just think I was odd if I wrote that!)... she has no ensign staff, instead flying the ensign rather messily from one of the davits to the stern at a wierd angle.... do we buy a big ensign staff for the transom, do we fit a proper ensign staff to hoist up the mizzen, or is she flown off the backstay.... I think we'll treat ourselves to an enormous ensign staff...
...and then we can fly her with pride!