Friday, 6 January 2012

Dashing for the dock with a bit of NEWS - CAXTON SOLD!!!

The night before last the wind was howling a hooley and we lay awake wondering if the wind might just relent a little by the morning
It didn't.
At 08.30 we slipped our mooring here in Stourport basin and headed off for a date with the dry dock.  The wind gusted and growled and did everything to make mooring  68 feet of steel tube on the lock landing as difficult as possible.  We managed, though it wasn't elegant, and dropped down through the first staircase lock and on towards the dock.
There be the dry dock
And there be Caxton heading out of the shelter of the lock and into the dock
Just getting Caxton positioned 4' from the dock wall and readied for the dock to be drained.

And here is the reason why, Caxton is being surveyed by Chris Berry on behalf of her new prospective owners! 
Yes, Caxton is sold!  The new owners are Paul and Elaine from Australia the writers of the Manley Ferry blog.
Chris spent 5 hours doing a thorough pre-purchase survey
Anodes OK
And while Chris Berry was busy freezing outside, his dog, Thomas Lurcher was making himself at home in the warm thank you very much...
See you can get a big dog in a small comfy space - Our two, who don't do furniture, were less than impressed
Christopher Berry Marine Surveyor..
Survey completed, and only two hose clips required, it was time to refill the dock and fight our way back through the wind to our mooring!


Pip - nb Windsong said...

Let us be the first to congratulate you on your good news!
love from us both.
Pip & Roger xxx

Nb Caxton said...

Hi U2
You are indeed the first!!! And very welcome too..
X Lesley

Geoff and Mags said...

Well done, congratulations. I'd just posted a comment on Yarwood's site, and then came here and saw this. Great news.

LES said...

Pleased that all is going well for you. Good luck for the rest of what must be at times very stressful.

Ian and Karen said...

Glad to know Caxton is going to bloggy friends.
Soon be on Yarwood now then.

Jill and Graham said...

See you soon then, mind you, I'm surprised Caxton could remember how to swim xx!!!!

Ali and John (NB Triskaideka) said...

So we will be second - congratulations!

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Geoff and Mags
Indeed it is GREAT news and I am sure that Paul and Elaine will not be at all disappointed with Caxton.

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Les
We have been taking the 'chill pills' so not too much stress to contend with. Barnowl have been brilliant as usual and Lambon made the shell build a pleasure. Caxton finding a good home is the icing on the top..
See you about

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Karen
Yes, just a couple of weeks now and we WILL be the Yarwood Crew!!!

Nb Caxton said...

Hi MR reprobates
Caxton was fine but the crew were somewhat rusty!!
X Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Ali and John
Thank you, most welcome...

Carol said...'s all downhill from here!! Well done. See you on the Fens, we will need a guided tour around the boat and a few glasses perhaps......

Del and Al said...

Congratulations! Pleased everything is going well for you:-)It will be an exciting few weeks x

Anonymous said...

Great news!

And nice to see a greyhound-type doing a proper survey of the furniture and fittings - very thorough :-)

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Sue
You have to break the news to Lynx that some houndies have proper jobs - Marine Surveyor no less

Nb Caxton said...

Carol and George
Tours-R-Us will be operating on the Fens this summer and light refreshments will be provided, pork scratchings and beer or tea and duffnuts...
X Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Del and Al
We have been so lucky!!!
And qwe know it..