Sunday, 30 December 2012

Last cruise of the year

Last night, John and Jan came round for a drink after dinner, and we spent another enjoyable time chatting.

This morning was beautifully sunny.  We set off at 9.15, pulling out past Jubilee, heading for Cosgrove Lock.

Because of moored boats and fishermen, the vast majority of this short trip was done on tickover.

It was pretty blustery at the marina, but at least the wind was blowing along the jetties, so spinning the boat and reversing into our berth went well.  Just under an hour after we set off, we were tied up on our pontoon.  We had a cup of tea, then Adrian packed up and headed down to his mum's.

This afternoon, I had a sleep for a couple of hours, ready for night shifts, which start tonight.  I've already packed; before setting off for work, I'll prepare the boat for possible cold weather.

1.5 miles, 1 lock.  (17 miles, 2 locks)


Halfie said...

Thank you both for your hospitality. Next time we'll have to give you a slightly less cursory tour of the boat!

Anonymous said...

All the very best for 2013 to you both.....and look forward to reading and seeing more of your BR adventures.

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Happy New Year to you both from all on board Hadar xxxxxxx