Friday 25th August to Thursday 31st August 2006
Mooring nothing to write home about, but at least we had access to shore power for most of the stay, and water and effluent disposal was available.
Actually, we spent little time on the boat as Dad had lent us his car for the duration. This allowed us to get out and about a lot more than we could have done otherwise.
On Sunday we went back to Redhill Marina near the Trent junction (a lot quicker by car, but nothing like as enjoyable) for a "Boat Show". A bit of a washout, but had a chat to a chap who makes cratch covers.
Took Nyree, Luke and Megan, and Dad and Ann on a short cruise up to Birstall and back on Tuesday, before the kids had to go back to school. Both Megan and Luke showed a natural gift on the tiller, although Luke could have done with being 18" taller! Pity the weather was showery, though.
Took advantage of Dad’s hospitality again, and borrowed his garage to make redesigned steps for the steerer, to allow standing inside the rear doors. Brother Andy then made me a 10" extension for my tiller bar so the reach is just right. This is fitted by tiller pin, so can be removed if desired.