Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Final preparations

These pictures are from overnight moorings on our only previous trip down the river Nene, in 2005 on Richard's boat Bankside. The cow and chair I like because it's so surreal! Very soon now we're off down there again and I can't wait, although I don't expect such glorious weather this time - or to be lucky enough to see a steam train as we go under the railway.

Although we don't set off cruising until next Wednesday, we're going up to Rick's for this weekend and I won't come home again before we "sail" . When you plan to be away from home for a long time, there's so much to think about. Upcoming insurance renewals, car MoT (got that done today) etc as well as packing for the trip. On top of that we have been preparing a short musical item (I'll say no more) for Rick & Marilyn's party this weekend, getting the garden in reasonable shape, and so on. Luckily all our bills these days are standing order or direct debit, and Claire will be keeping an eye on the house and dealing with the post. Nevertheless we're bound to forget something.

My foot is a bit better this evening but I'm still hopping. Ibuprofen rules OK!


VallyP said...

Lovely photos, Neil. The Nene looks lovely and the cow and the chair make a great pair! It The cow seems very curious about this new four legged friend. Probably thought it was a bit wooden though ;-) Hope everything goes well and your foot is fully recovered soon.

Simon said...

are the cow & chair really big (like the chair they had on Hampsetad Heath a while back), or are the other cows just a long way away? Just checking... ;-)

have a great time on the Nene...

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

Was it you we saw on the Leicester Branch winding at Weltonfield on Sunday.