It didn't quite work out that way.
I got shanghaied into doing the pond at the wife's works again in the morning, as the dreaded hair algae was making a comeback.
In the afternoon I went down to the boat and went for a potter about. I noticed that Jim had already left his moorings. I found him in the harbour entrance with another friend, Doug as crew. I took the opportunity to take some pictures of Jim's boat whilst it was moving.
|I'd just overtaken Jim in Gannet 2|
|As I was overtaking him. We photo-op'ed each other|
|Jim and Doug looking at home on Gannet 2|
|Sprite is looking pretty good. I don't look out of place as Captain either.|
|I gave Jim a wave. George (the tiller pilot) is steering.|
We've had a recent influx of multi-hulls. I expect they're getting priced out of other harbours and the flat mud of Eastney is just right for them and at a budget price.
Not a bad day at all, pottering about and having lunch on Jim's boat. (Lidl meatballs in a tin, lovely).
One last thing.... I think today was the first day I felt really relaxed and at home on Sprite. I'm beginning to enjoy the boat, rather than worry about whether things will work or what I'm doing. Its a nice feeling!