Friday, 17 October 2008

Slowmo land

Chronically slow internet connection has thwarted my attempts to upload the series (or even one) of the launch photo's but we are heading home tomorrow so I will remedy that when I get there.

Today we have taken full advantage of the beautiful weather and cruised out of the marina up the Severn to Stourport where we moored up and wandered around the basins, visited Limekiln Chandlers to buy yet more BW keys and mooring pins, ask after the cost of coal - £9.50 a bag - no mate, COAL, not gold - and head for The Angel for a celebration pint. Stuart, our boat builder, was with us for the cruise, it was he that reversed 63ft of boat out of the confines of the marina and reversed it back in again after our excursion.
Oh God, have I got to learn to do that?
Tonight we have lit the stove, with coal bought from the marina at £7.50 a bag, cooked our first meal aboard Caxton and opened a bottle of vino. Tomorrow we again leave Caxton in the hands of Stuart until Wednesday next when we decamp and start our life aboard our narrowboat for real!

Photo's tomorrow, promise..

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Am really excited for you. Have been following your blog for a couple of weeks now, and am looking forward to the photos. Please post some of the finished inside as well??

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the World of mobile internet use....Broadband speed it ain't!! So pleased to hear that the launch went well. Congratulations to you both and we look forward to seeing you and Caxton soon. All the best - John & Cathy - NB Marmaduke.

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Hi Debbie
Thanks for commenting and I will take a bunch of internal shots when we get back to the boat next week and publish them on the blog.

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Hi the Marmadukes, we will see you next week - pint in The Angel?