We reckoned there was a small chance he'd say, "How about tomorrow?", but when he didn't we tidied up the layer of decorating materials and associated detritus, packed bags and boxes and headed back to Kantara. We're here for just five days, and in that time we'll wash and wax the boat ready for whatever the winter might throw at her, and varnish the Roses & Castles. The reconditioned fuel injectors were refitted yesterday, so we'll be sure to have at least a short trip before we winterise her and leave her again.
It's been a glorious day, warm and sunny, and was perfect for a drive out this afternoon along beautiful country lanes to visit Tony Lester, an auctioneer in the village of Marton. I've had a large collection of postage stamps under my bed ever since my dad died in 1995, mostly his but also the smaller collection I created when I was a kid. With philately being far less popular these days, I knew this lot weren't very valuable, but this auctioneer gave me a fair price, and it's good to know that someone will enjoy then in due course. It would have been awful to throw them away!
On Monday, we'll be heading south to Taunton to spend a week with Grace's sister, Christine, and her husband Mike. On Sunday 20th, the four of us will be going to nearby Kingskerswell Parish Church to see Said the Maiden share the stage with Kadia, a male folk trio acknowledged by many as the male version of StM. The Maidens are supporting Kadia on a short national tour, and this promises to be a really good gig at lovely venue.
|The Company of Players at Kingskerswell last year|
|Yelvertoft Marina this evening|