Author Archives: MoreThanACat

October 26

October holiday: 5&6

Tuesday and Wednesday saw us sailing the boat to our moorings. Day1 saw a 6 hour journey from Earith to Ely. I took the helm for twenty minute stretches. A lot of input from Tim (our instructor) to start, and one hairy moment – when special awareness issues struck as we met a boat wider […]

October 24

October Holiday: 4

Yesterday was awe and some. The boat went in, OH piloted for the first time. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. As you can see the wheelhouse and rails were assembled after delivery. I’ll post video when I have a better signal

October 23

October Holiday: 3a

I envisage a series of micro posts today. It’s 8.38, we’re at the marina. The guys are preparing for the boat launch. It’s getting exciting

October 22

October Holiday: 2

Yesterday we were not where I expected to be. But sometimes it’s necessary to make the best of a bad job. And the Haycock hotel is always good for recharging the creative batteries. This weekend proved no different I always knew I had multiple murders. After Midsomer, it’s de riguer. But after a day here, […]

October Holiday: 1

A half term is a short and easy to manage challenge, 7 posts in 7 days. It is a challenge I shall relish. With the boat due in the water Monday , there maybe an overtly nautical/maritime theme. Only time will tell…

October 21

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

A little late to the game with this challenge. Visiting Nunton Cemetery, I came across these little grave stones. Not for children or pets, they are what the poorest of Victorian society used to mark their final resting place. I showed them to Year 10; we’re doing Christmas Carol: just got to the graveyard scene. […]

October 15

Finally

After what seems like years of delays, we are assured the boat is on its way. Leaving the Czech Republic Wednesday, it will be in the water at the end of the week: in time for half term. I will of course believe it when I see it. But until then, a few more pics […]