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..