The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Saturday, 11 February 2012

A visit to our new boat

A few weeks ago we went down to see our new boat. We don't get to see her very often at the moment as she's over near Portsmouth. She's out of the water and is having some maintenance work done on her.
 One of my jobs was to un-bolt the anchor winch, which was easier than I thought it would be. The winch is now at a neighbours being taken apart and possibly repaired, if it's worth it. Otherwise we'll buy a new one.
 Chaos down below again, spice jars holding little collections of screws as we take panels off to work out where water is getting in in a couple of places .... oh the joy of living on a boat eh?
 We were lucky with the weather, it was cold but dry all day and we were treated to a lovely sunset.
Vince did suggest that perhaps we could just leave the boat there on the shore and go down and stay on it from time to time. Gosh, what a great idea I thought. Unfortunately I think he was joking, and I still have a boat trip from Portsmouth to Plymouth in April to look forward to. Please let it be lovely and sunny and warm. Tell me it can be lovely and sunny and warm in April!


  1. It can be sunny and warm in April x

  2. The sunset is making me feel the goosebumps! That is a definitely a great view! Anyway, did your planned trip to Plymouth last April push through? How was it? I hope the repairs went well and that the boat is keeping well-maintained. That way, you’d be able to use it for a long time! :)