Which Way To Holland?

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Well after nearly a year of waiting, we finally launched our boat for the very first time, all by ourselves! This is our first step, in many, towards working our way up to having a boat which we can retire on and sail the world!

So last year OH brought a little clapped out speed boat with no engine as a ‘keep me out of mischief’ project. And after much standing back and thinking and looking we put it in the water last night and it didn’t sink, and we didn’t fall in, the engine worked, only conking out once because of dirt in the filter.

We went to a quiet slipway to have a practice putting it in and out of the water. For those who have never done that before it is quite a faff! I only broke one nail and had one minor injury so all in all a success I think!

The boat isn’t finished cosmetically yet, it is looking a little like the three wheeler van from ‘Only Fools and Horses’ but soon it will be all pretty! The new seats are in, they swivel, but it still needs a bit more doing, but it goes, and quite fast too! So we went up the river on a beautiful evening found our way to the pub and went back again, got it out, hooked it up and went home!

Can I just say this is no way any of my doing, it has all been OH, they have worked very hard! I just swanned in at the last minute! Just vision ‘marg’ from the ‘Goodlife’ in all her yellow waterproof, well that’s me!

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Today’s walk…

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Went for a walk up on Dartmoor today, as you can probably guess from the title! It was good to get out and blow away a few cobwebs (where ever that saying comes from). Walked only about 4 miles, so a short one today. I am very lucky that I have this out my back door.

I wish I had something deep and meaningful for you to read but I haven’t, sometimes your brain just won’t think that deeply. Some people are so creative in what they write, I wonder how long it takes them to think of stuff, does it just pop into their head. Some people just rant about anything, I’m not very good at ranting, wish I was better at really. I suppose because not a lot gets on my nerves. I like being asked questions because that stimulates my thinking.

So I won’t bore you anymore, you now can get back to what ever you were doing, thanks for dropping in!

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