Saturday, 20 May 2017

Escaped at last (temporarily}

Last weekend we escaped the marina, Triskaideka was cleaned & polished over Easter, our escape is a trip for blacking.

Look at that smile!

We didn’t venture far, just onto the cut outside the marina.  On Sunday Ali returned home & John took himself to Watford, winded and found a nice rural mooring for a few days. 

 Ali returned on Thursday & John moved back to Crick, after a car shuffle to Braunston, we set off, heading down Watford flight.  It was good to be cruising all be it brief.  

Friday the promised clearing of the showers never happened,  but mid afternoon we had a knock on the boat, and a lovely surprise of Denise & Steve from nb Riverside Escape, they had braved the showers for a walk and found us, a lovely afternoon was spent, great to see you both again, and have a lovely time at Crick looking for new ideas & gadgets! 

This morning we had an early start, again to beat the showers, an hour to the tunnel, we met two boats as we were exiting, and a good run down the locks saw us moored in Braunston just before 10am.  A lazy day, but one needed, Ali enjoying an afternoon of rugby.

Monday sees us out of the water for blacking and returning home for a few days, back later in the week, with a list of jobs whilst we are on dry land.

It is going to be a strange year, the house us on the market, Ali is still working at the moment, the chances of extended cruising are looking limited, although we do hope to get out at some point, so the blog us going to be a bit hit and miss.