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Handy hints: Putting up a hammock

Initial stage: secure one end of the hammock to a wooden post
Initial stage: secure one end of the hammock to a wooden post

On our recent trip to Ponta do Ouro to do some warm-water diving we took full advantage of our location right on the beach, and every evening sat around a fire just outside our rooms at the Motel do Mar. Nearby were some thatched gazebos that were useful for keeping out of the sun while lying on a towel or, as JP – ever-surprising and comprehensively equipped for any and every outdoor pursuit – showed us, lying in a hammock.

Gently test the hammock once secured on both sides
Gently test the hammock once secured on both sides
Briefly recline with a sea view
Briefly recline with a sea view
Experience a catastrophic failure of the support equipment
Experience a catastrophic failure of the support equipment

Concerned readers will be pleased to hear that, following re-erection of the wooden post, the hammock was secured once again and a pleasant evening was had by all.

Land on the sand
Land on the sand

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Tony

Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

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