Despite our best efforts, we didn’t stick to our intended plan for the weekend. The weather put paid to that for us but never the less it has still been a relaxing weekend break.
On Friday evening we enjoyed a nice pub dinner with the OH having a garlic chicken sizzler and me having sea bass with new potatoes and seasonal veg followed by a few quiet drinks before retiring to the boat for a night cap and some well earned snooze.
Saturday was a slow day, we had a nice lie in before taking the boat into Lincoln to do a spot of shopping and find a quick bite to eat. We eventually decided on pasties for brunch. It is quite nice being able to slowly cruise down the river and moor the boat easily rather than battling through the Saturday traffic then attempting to find a parking space in the extortionately priced multi story car parks of Lincoln.
After a spot of shopping we returned to Burton Waters for an hour or so before heading to The Bridge Inn, Saxilby for a couple of afternoon drinks. We then had an excellent fish and chip dinner in Saxilby before setting off back to Burton Waters once again for drinks with the pirates. It didn’t turn out to be a late one for me as I was shattered come 9pm so I sensibly went to be leaving the OH in the hands of the pirates and crew.
Sunday was another lazy day. We had yet another lie in snoozing and listening to the pitter patter of rain on the canopies before finally getting up at around 9.30am and heading off in search of breakfast at Mick’s cafe on the A57. The weather didn’t buck up all day so we set about doing a few small tasks including installing the heaters, refitting the cockpit carpets and general cleaning duties before setting about preparing a bubbling pan of warming stew and dumplings for tea. The boat smelt lovely for the few hours it was simmering away on the stove, then it was a quick clean up and a few beers whilst watching a film before heading to bed early in preparation for work this morning.
The list of jobs is already growing for next weekend and already includes, installing a new TV aerial, painting the VHF aerial which has faded somewhat, emptying the dinghy of rain water before it sinks and washing Naughty-Cal because she is filthy again. Deep joy!!