Monday, 25 October 2010

Let it be known

Let it be known that Joe relinquished his helmsman's responsibilities today and walked the dogs whilst I, yes I, Queen Wimp, took the tiller and brought Caxton through two locks, seven bridges and two miles and moored up.  Well the mooring up was not too clever but Caxton survived.  It occurred to me at some stage in this trial that I was ALONE.  Joe and dogs had skedaddled and there was just me and  a bloody great lump of steel tube.  I did rather enjoy it though...

6 comments:

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Did you go and have a lie-down afterwards? And you mean to say that Joe has legs that actually work? I need photographic evidence!

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Good for you girl, you never know when you will need to do it.
I meet so many women who say "I can't drive a boat"

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Greygirl
No I didn't have a lie down, I had a pint! I was quite chuffed with myself and think that more 'I'm in charge' time will be good. Joe would take the camera so not photo's of the epic voyage available I'm afraid..
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Brian
Thank you. I have always felt that I SHOULD be able to helm MY boat but a lack of confidence, a husband with his hand bound to the tiller and the pleasure of WALKING the dogs have all conspired to stop me..
Lesley

indigodream said...

Well done, I am so pleased you enjoyed it.

Richard

Nb Caxton said...

Thanks Richard.
Lesley