Jib-booms and bobstays

Going away tomorrow until Monday, up to Norfolk to spend some time on – or, at least, near – the boat. Rang the yard and spoke to Alan, the head boatbuilder, who said they'd bring her from her mooring and over to their side of the river.

Hopefully we'll have better luck with the weather than in the past. It rained non-stop when we hired her from the yard back in 1993, and when we took her out one weekend after buying her the wind was so strong she went sideways despite being under full engine.

Ah well, if the worst comes to the worst we can always stay in a hotel and go and peer at her occasionally through the rain…