Sunday, 9 September 2012

Canopy down for the first time. Cruise to Beccles

Yesterday the three of us, tempted by sunny September skies, finally took the canopy down as we took Moonfleet out to Beccles. Both Paul and I revealed our shirtless bodies to the sun on what became one of the better cruises we had enjoyed. 6 hours cruising, coffee al fresco and more fettling on board saw me taught to splice, thanks to Andy and a new mooring rope created, complete with spliced loops. I'm not sure what most of the residents in the most desirable parts of Beccles thought to our boating or shirtless nature but we certainly enjoyed some of the most desirable riverside properties we had ever seen. Coming back we were a little too late to refuel at Waveney River Centre so ended up with depleted tanks by the time we got back. We do, though, now have 2 portable fuel cans so should be able to refuel once we find a suitable garage i.e. one which is open!

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