Adventurer Out and About

I didn’t explain very well in yesterday’s post, a bit excited I guess. Once all is done and dusted with your new boat, all the repairs and all other stuff, you get introduced to your boat by Gerard, H2O’s main boat dude. He takes you through it from top to bottom and aft to stern explaining everything the boat does, how, why and in some boats cases, if. Then, he takes you through the lock and out for a quick jaunt up river. Mvuu didn’t get through the lock, poor hippo got flustered and over-heated in the lock, on Tuesday Christian took Tourettes through without any problem and then today was our turn… As usual I’ll let the photos do the work and I’ll write something in the next few daze 🙂11

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Camera-shy Gerard and Captain Vanessa

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Little and Large

Little and Large

Tourettes (outside a bar).

Tourettes (outside a bar).

Steering and concentrating.

Steering and concentrating.

Looking beautiful

Looking beautiful

An finally back through the lock to our mooring and three confused cats.

An finally back through the lock to our mooring and three confused cats wondering where the house has been for the last two hours.

 

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A Prawn Again Christian

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So Christian, after sitting on his boat for a month (and having his beer drunk, and his tobacco smoked), was finally given the go ahead to go through the lock and cruise to wherever his whim takes him, except he hasn’t quite yet, there was a problem. Good news first though, Gerard (the main boat dude), took Christian out for a jaunt in Tourettes, after weeks of sweating how he will handle the lock, Christian sailed through without a worry, easy-peasy. Then, out of sight from us and the camera, they cruised a bit before deciding that enough was enough and mooring up and having a drink or two (or three, and why not). There was no problem cruising at all, except after mooring in the marina Christian smelled diesel and found an errant fuel line drip drip dripping into his bilge, and with apparently no where to go?¿! Whatever, it’s a small problem and will be sorted very soon. He’ll have to stay for a bit longer but then the southern rivers of France are his to navigate and explore. So why am I telling you this……..

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……BECAUSE IT’S OUR TURN TOMORROW!!!