Saturday, 20 August 2011

August Weekend

I joined Adam on Briar Rose soon before 5pm on Friday. My journey up from Portsmouth was quite good, considering it was an August Friday afternoon. We had dinner on board, and then went for a walk around the marina, getting back to Briar Rose just before it started raining.

This morning Adam and I took Briar Rose across to the pump out point, and completed our first solo pump out. Very exciting stuff, really....

Before Adam had to head off to London for work we drove across to visit Barby Moorings, the marina we're moving to at the end of September. The marina is technically open, with a number of boats onsite, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The bridge across to the mooring island has been completed, and is looking really good. They're waiting for the concrete to cure before they can finish the pointing of the underside of the bridge, and then they can remove the coffer dams to allow the water through.

The mooring pontoons are due to be floated into place over the next few weeks, so it's all ahead for our move at the end of September.

I have spent the rest of the day on board, dodging the rain showers. Adam will be heading up to Briar Rose after work, and is probably heading up the M1 as I write.

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