Category Archives: travel

Oct 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 […]

Oct 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

Oct 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

Oct 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 […]

Sep 23

A busy boat week.

Pictures have winged their way to us since the last post. At a rate of knots too fast to keep up, came news of a delivery date. This, of course necessitated a trip to the marina to pick up the mail, see Martin – the mooring man, and check out the garden. As we arrived […]

Boat Update

Things progress at a steady rate of knots. It doesn’t seem a month ago that we were out in Trebic looking at the shell – finally boat shaped – of the Lethbridge Stewart; or that about a fortnight later we had the photos of the sprayfoamed interior. Today, these arrived from the boat builders. I […]

Holiday: 36

This was one of the aims for the holidays and I did it with days to spare. According to fitbit the next badge comes at 2500 miles. Should do that by Easter

Holiday: 34

Today sees us travelling back from Wales to my Outlaws. OH is currently driving, so I have time to surf some blogs and put thumb to keypad. We left cats in bad mood (they’d been de-flead), Dad as well as can be expected, and Mum itching to get back in the kitchen – no doubt […]

Holiday: 32

Yesterday proved to be a day of laughs as OH and I caught up with old friends, explored the maritime museum in Porthmadog, and had a decent lunch in one of our favourite cafes. It was also a chance for Lankey to meet Llechi in the cloth. After seeing them off on the steam train, […]

Holiday: 31

Let me start by saying Porthmadog is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Currently awaiting the arrival of friends, this is the view from the window of the lovely spooners cafe. No idea where today’s adventure will take us. It will certainly involve laughter and with luck it may involve trains