I mentioned in a post last week that we intended to get up to the boat this weekend, and that’s just what happened! Claire and I were able to get away from London, leaving the children in the capable hands of god parents, on Saturday afternoon. Once free of the usual build-up of traffic on the Westway out of London, the journey up the M40 was clear and we were firing up the boat by 6.00pm.
I know for live-aboarders or those who’re able to use their boats more intensively, the thought of less than 24 hours afloat might mean very little, but to me and C. it’s a precious 24 hours without the responsibility and demands of the kids, and we try to live those hours as fully as possible.
This evening we moored in a favourite spot above Varney’s Lock. And, amazingly it didn’t rain! It was warm. It was great to be outside. We enjoyed a delicious BBQ’d supper, and a little celebratory fizz – PERFECT!