One final post for 2009, and I must use it to say
David, Rick, Marilyn, Pete, Simon, Roy, Paula, and Jacob for operating locks, throwing ropes, steering etc etc.
The Lucky Ducks for their Christmas card
Geoff and Laura for being good neighbours and loaning us an anchor for three months
Simon, Halfie, Eric, Indigo Sue & Richard, and all the other lovely blog followers who have taken the trouble to send in comments - and especially the amazing VallyP who has commented no less than 123 times during this year!!!
Andrew Denny for occasionally sending my readership figures through the roof by giving us a mention.
And all other readers who have contributed to the 12000 odd visits to these pages this year.
Kath and I wish you all a great 2010, and we hope to have lots of boaty adventures to share over the year. If you see us out and about, don't hesitate to shout, wave or knock. We'd love to meet you.