I’m supposed to be worrying about the play which opens in ten days time but instead there’s been another launch to sort out. With a bump and a shove and lurch from Frankie’s Land Rover Gypsy Roma finally went into the water at about 12.30.
With a little help from the guys from the boatyard we managed. Then it was just a question of firing up the engine and heading out on our maiden voyage – a trip of about 50 yards to our mooring. There was a strong breeze blowing us onto the quay heading. Trying to abort the first approach I made a pig’s ear of it and clouted a large cruiser. Second time it went more smoothly. I wanted to pull out and try it again but that seemed like pushing my luck so instead we opened the Leff, broke out the cheese and celebrated.
We have a boat. And she’s on the water. Now I just have to learn to sail it.