Ready, steady, stop - at least we have moved back onto t he boat
Date 2200 Wednesday 14 March 2012
Intentions of moving out of the apartment and leaving on Tuesday were
of course hopelessly optimistic. The weather connived to assist us in
making a sensible decision of delaying until Thursday or Friday to cross the
Wednesday came and we actually moved out of our temporary home and moved back on board. Just a couple of shots to show the privations that we have suffered over the last seven weeks. We lived in the annex at the back of this photograph.
It really has been an excellent ‘des res’. This is the upstairs living area:
And this the ground floor main bedroom:
Whilst we have been at
He also has some very impressive machinery for cutting, shaping and drilling wood and metal. We are now the proud owners of a very upmarket second fender board courtesy made for us by Frank. It puts the original made by me to shame!
Here you see Frank in Aladdin’s Cave, Fritz our next door boat owner and Frank’s man ‘what does’ in the garden. I never summoned up the effrontery to ask Fritz why he walked around with asset of cans (large headphone) on. Perhaps a severe case of “Men are from Mars”?
Provisioning was ably done by the Mate with Skipper as gopher. A
real find was a meat supermarket called Penn Dutch which helped fill the
freezer with some excellent and very reasonably priced meet for our stay in the
On Tuesday as we had spent the day packing up and preparing to move we decided to eat out and then pop into a supermarket for some things for breakfast. We were a little late and surprised to find our Italian restaurant of choice shut. We ate at the Quarterdeck and then to our surprise even though it was before 2300 found both local supermarkets shut. It was not until half way through Wednesday when the dime dropped. Daylight saving time had started the previous Sunday and nobody had told us!