I would like to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year.
I am spending christmas day with my son & daughter in law Andy& Bev in Watford. On Boxing day i will be staying with my late wife`s sister who lives nearby.
Soon after New Year i hope to start moving again up the Gd. Union through the winter closures. Milton Keynes is the main obstacle as the canal is closed untill mid March.
Next years cruising will i hope include Wales & York so need to get through MK as soon as poss.
I have found the last few weeks boring as i am not one to stay moored in the same place for to long. Perhaps next year i might return south for christmas later or i am thinking of continuouse cruising somewhere on the system and travel back by train for christmas. Still as this is my first full winter afloat it is still a learning curve.
Have for the last few days been installing a double dinette that will also provide 2 extra berths. When the boat was fitted out i decided i would not have a dinette as i wanted to live with the space and be sure of what if anything i wanted in the available space. A timber yard near where i am moored supplied the veenered board and cut most to the size i wanted. The cushions i will have made up at a convenient location.
I will start blogging as soon as i start to move.