We moved back on board last Friday, and spent the weekend washing and polishing the boat in preparation for leaving for our summer cruise down to the Kennett and Avon and Bristol. We have also turned out all the cupboards and got rid of a lot of stuff that we thought we couldn’t live without, but haven’t needed since we moved on board last June. We have also had a duvet chucking out session as we bought a new one on Monday – the old winter one wasn’t warm enough.
We made a quick trip back to Mum’s for a couple of nights as Rog had a follow-up appointment at the hospital. What a total waste of time – the consultant didn’t seem interested in the fact that his toe is still very painful and still obviously infected, and also in the fact that he now has another sore on the outside of his foot – just shrugged and said that it was probably caused by a small embolus that was loosened when he had the angioplasty. The toe and the sore will heal in their own good time, he says, within 2-4 months! So Rog just has to grin and bear it for the moment!
We are now all set to start our journey on Sunday – the marina bill is paid, the tanks full of diesel, and all the washing done! All that has to be done now is to return the hire car tomorrow, fill the water tank and empty the loo cassettes on Sunday morning and we will be off, meeting up with Karen and Ian on nb Serenity at either Sawley or Shardlow on Monday or Tuesday.