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Sunday, May 30, 2010


I've been having a go at making fenders. They're not supposed to look like this, but I really like them. 

Saturday, May 29, 2010


So exciting. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

CANALPLAN AC - Canal Route Planner

CANALPLAN AC - Canal Route Planner

This is the most extraordinary site.

New School

I got a job in Bristol. That's very good.


Engine, Windows, and ballast were ordered yesterday!
Now to start saving for the mooring fee...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Push the Button

We just sent the builder the deposit. Here we go!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

So close!

Easter was defined by phone calls to and from the finance company and the boat builder - things began to get elaborate, for various boring reasons. For a while, the whole project began to lose its sheen a bit. We'd had all the fun of drawing plans and thinking about furnishings and then things got boring and financial.
Eventually, though, we worked out a way that everything could work. Things began to feel exciting and real again today because we saw our boat! 
That's it in the foreground. Not the big red one, unfortunately, but the sheets of steel on the floor in front of it. The builder should start bending and welding them into a boat shape in about a week's time!