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
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!