River Avon – normal?

Things look like they’re getting back to normal but …

Compare the two photos of the weir below Netham Lock – over a month ago, the weir was completely submerged, now it looks like a trickle.  The lock was open to through traffic but with the locks above it still closed … traffic there is none.  Fingers crossed for 2 weeks time.

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Polishing Mushrooms

Another dry and sunny day – time to return to polishing those mushrooms whilst Steve was polishing his stack.  Engine run for 45 minutes – SIG.

Bedding and utensils on board.  Days are ticking down to the (well, our) maiden voyage.

Keynsham Lock

We’ve had over a week of dry weather and the river Avon seems to be returning to normal – this lock was underwater last time we came here.

Brilliant day & outcome on Tuesday – after a visit to Devizes marina we now have a berth for Adagio (April – September).  Now all we have to do is get her there …

apologies to Viv – the blue line is not her planned course!

well it might be …

Things are beginning to get moving

Well, a good week so far … we have both completed the Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate course, in Bath – thanks to Richard Warren of the K&A Canal Boat Co.  A grand day out in Bath on Saturday.  Sunday saw us back on t’boat in t’sunshine for some wood sanding and vanishing – in the glorious sunshine.

Monday saw Steve back on board for a final coating of varnish.

Tuesday – a flying visit to Devizes Marina (with Rob & Rusty) gave us the good news that they will have a berth for us April -September – hurrah!

The K&A is almost back to normal – with only the first section (Hanham to Saltford) still closed … . 3 weeks to go to the maiden cruise . .

Some hard work

Well, the sun’s out and it has stopped raining for a few days so time to explore the boat some more and get down to washing/polishing the exterior and sanding the wood and polishing the brass.

Explore, dream, discover

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  (Mark Twain)

Thanks to the Bristolian Backpacker for alerting us to that quote. Though we didn’t mean to take it quite so literally