No that's not a spelling mistake, Herbie does have a new berth. Cruelly evicted from our spot alongside Lady Elgar due to the arrival of Geoff's new widebeamer Amy, we now nestle up against Humbug.
So we move from one well known boat to another. Lady Elgar has a book, Living the Dream about her earlier exploits and Humbug was the subject of a double page spread in September's Canal Boat magazine. Humbug's owner Glynn wrote up her tale of restoring this old springer cruiser to the pretty boat she now is. This was her first boat and she has done pretty much all the work herself, including a full repaint, so we're looking forward to getting some tips.
Sad though we are to leave our old spot, the new one has its advantages. Much nearer the car park, and not under a tree, so maybe stains like this
on Herbie's roof will be a thing of the past.
We watched Amy being craned into the water yesterday and I even hitched a ride on her as Geoff steered her to her berth. I'll leave Geoff to give you the details when he finds time to write up his blog, but meanwhile here is the proud skipper at the helm of his new home