I've just been given my first proper CRT boat moving job since passing my assessments, and it could hardly be better suited for me. That's because I'll be taking a senior waterway engineer on an inspection trip up and down the Slough arm, Herbie's former home.
It should be interesting to see what the inspection consists of. I'll let you know.
The downside is that I have to be at Adelaide dock on Southall at 7.15 am on Wednesday. I'll need to be up before six!!
Then when we get back I have to make my way all the way to the CRT docklands office near Canary Wharf for a towpath ranger meeting at 6pm. Obergruppenfuhrer Dick has promised pizza so at least i'll get fed. By the time I get home I will have put in 16 hours work and travel for CRT in one day. All good fun though.