At last, after four weeks away from Kantara, we're back! Arriving before lunch, the first thing we did was look at the shower room - it looks really good. Roy is a fine carpenter and fitter, with an eye for detail, and the quality of the work is excellent. At last we can wash properly, without having to squash into a tiny space. The new shower cubicle is even larger than the last, and the whole room feels bright and tidy.
I wanted to post photographs, but my camera does not have the wide angle focus needed to shoot in such a confined space. The one picture I have will have to suffice to give you some idea of how it looks.
So, we are here for the next two days so that we can identify any small problems, and Roy can put them right straight away. We've already found a couple, but they are easily corrected. It'll give us time to shop for a few bits and pieces we need for the boat - mooring pins, for a start, and a mirror for the shower room.
The weather has been good to us after a dismal start this morning, and I'm sitting here looking out over a clear blue sky and a beautiful sunset. It really is good to be back on the canal. It was great to see the kids, and to get some gardening done. Naomi has done a lot of work for us in the garden, but she's a busy lady, and it was good that I could do some. She cooked us a superb supper last night, enjoyed by all six of us, and it was a lovely way to end our stay.
The next few weeks should see us cruising, getting a new battery charger fitted, repainting the foredeck, getting new fore locker lids/seats fitted, and going to the Crick Boat Show. This is the life!