Sunday, June 10, 2007

From Town Mooring to Countryside Marina Village

It was a quiet night on Devizes Wharf. There are limited 48-hour moorings here. On the towpath side opposite it is 72-hour moorings and they were nearly full overnight.

In the morning there were ducks asleep at the bows and fishermen active on the towpath. We had a late start to the day. Most of the hireboats opposite moved off about 10. Others replaced them at lunchtime.

We decided to get some jobs done on the boat.

My 4 Seasons cat plates have gone up in the saloon, the magnifying mirror in the bathroom and most important, the Carbon Monoxide monitor in the bedroom.

We were seduced by the French Open after lunch, rooting for Roger Federer, not Nadal. Nadal is so difficult to beat on clay and neither played their best. Never mind Roger – Wimbledon is not too far off!

However we cast off in time to get back to the Marina for the Grand Prix! Only about a half an hour cruise and we were back home! John hooked up the BT line – back on broadband now, and the electric too. The post box was very full. Some of the post was my birthday cards.

We settled down for the GP. Guess what – another thundery shower put paid to the satellite signal again and we missed the start. It came back at about lap 13 and we watched with hope as Lewis Hamilton coped with the Safety Car again and again. There was a nasty accident, bumps and breakdowns. However he won. Wonderful to see and hear the National Anthem and played only once! It is great to see a Brit winning at last!

We have had a great cruise, relaxing and with good weather. I am back to work tomorrow and John will begin to get used to living on Epiphany as home. Thanks to those of you who have been following my blog, I hope you have found it interesting. Keep coming back and we love to hear from you either by “comments” or email. John has started revamping the web site so keep a look out for the “Launch”. My blog will continue even when “home”. We are bows in now so this is the view from the stern deck!

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