Heading home …

It’s the end of week 3 on the boat. Finally, I am sitting on deck in the sunshine with a beer after 3 weeks of cold, wet windy weather. All the people who work on the boats are overstretched and stressed … the spate of bad weather has prevented much outside work so everyone is behind schedule. This of course, includes us!

The old teak toward the bow of the boat has been removed but the new has not been put down. The work to the mast has not been started. Winches still need servicing. On the plus side, we have a new TV … Chris sneaked this in without my knowing. Bigger and better of course!

2 new motors for the toilets finally arrived at vast expense. It transpires that the motors are not quite the same size as the old ones so adjustments need to be made … so frustrating.

We leave the boat in Mike’s capable hands. He is in charge of galvanising all the various folk who are helping us and quality controlling all the work. We head off to Barcelona tomorrow for a couple of days of tourism. I’m excited to be going back to the Sagrada Familiar – the Gaudi designed cathedral in Barcelona and one of my favourite pieces of architecture in the world. After that, we are on the train to Narbonnes to collect the car and then a couple of days with our lovely friend Laura who is back at her home in Tillac in the Armagnac region of France. Back to sunny Seytroux next week.

~ by Karen on Thursday, 7 April 2022.

5 Responses to “Heading home …”

  1. So good, Karen, to know what is happening to you both. But, oh dear, there is always so much for you to do

    Fortunately the boat owners keep their cool, an advantage many people do not have. I’m sure that when all is done you will have a vessel of which to be proud. You have had a bad time but, from what you say, have efficient people on hand.

    You needed sunshine, and may it continue. A mixed week here – I watched a heavy snowfall this week which disappeared as suddenly as it had come. The not good news is that two more have had Covid this week, so it’s pop on a mask if in any sort of crowd. I must arrange my fourth jab, like most residents. Numbers are rising again.

    Do take care.

    Fondest Love 😷 🌹🌸🌹🌸🌹 🤸


  2. Getting the boat ready sounds like a marathon !! Enjoy your travels home xx

  3. Wow, never a dull moment!! You sound like you’re putting out fires like a professional super woman though so well done!
    We’re looking forward to seeing you soon. I’ll have the G&T’s ready and we’ll make you put your feet up!
    T x

  4. Thanks so much Jo … lovely to see your comments! Now en route from Barcelona to France … more to come on next blog post.

  5. Definitely a marathon and still feels like quite a long way to go!

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