Friday, 29 August 2014

The Big Day

Well the big day arrived this morning. We both retired a couple of weeks ago and since then have been  busy adding the final touches and making a few essential purchases. Our first problem was reversing across Glascote Basin in the wind in order to have a pump out before departing. This manoeuvre was conducted at lunchtime which I am sure gave the workers much amusement whilst eating their sandwiches. Having skilfully conducted this move ( ha ha ) we decided that rather than go back on our pontoon and depart tomorrow as planned we would go today. First hazard was the new Hudson boat Brigand moored right by the bridge 'ole.

We eased past Brigand and out onto the cut for the first time ( in our own boat ). Turning left we headed off towards our intended overnight mooring near the village of Grendon. This was about a two hour cruise and we only met three oncoming boats.
We arrived without incident and are now safely moored. The satellite dish was aligned in no time and we are now settled for a day or two. It will be interesting to see how we manage the electric now we are on battery power only.

The above is the view from our rear deck looking back the way we came. Time to sign off now as I can smell pizza in the oven.

Totals 6 Miles

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