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