The weather forecasters are improving at their job! The sky's blue and the suns out again today, although that wind is still pretty chilly. I reckon it will turn quite cold tonight.
Some more pictures for you today. Here is the view from the bridge looking north towards Market Drayton. That's our long term moorings on the right hand side and the visitor moorings on the left.
Here's another one for you. This time looking from the towpath and back across the basin to the wharf buildings where we house our tea room, gift shop, chandlery, hire fleet and boat sales.
I managed to get a picture of our new day boat for 2011. That's Victory looking resplendent in our Norbury livery and awaiting completion and commissioning ready for the up and coming season.
Here's her Beta engine that Bernard has been busy installing. We are agents for Beta Marine and can supply or supply and fit engines throughout the year at very competitive prices.
I thought that I would get you a picture of Fred's handy work too. Here's Pendlebury in the dry dock. Lee will be top coating her gunnel sides tomorrow and giving her counter bands another coat, ready for Fred to apply the final coat of blacking to the hull when he returns to work on Tuesday.
Pendlebury is one of the 13 shared owned boats that we operate from here at Norbury. Since the demise of Ownerships Ltd back in May 2010 we have worked very closely with the owners of all the boats that we operate from here at Norbury to ensure that the they run as smoothly as possible for everyone. As well as working with the private syndicates we have also joined forces and work closely alongside BC Boat Management and ABC to open up even more options for our customers and to give them the very best service. If you are a share holder in a syndicate and would like to become "part of the family" here at Norbury for the 2011 cruising season (2010 is now full!), please express your interest ASAP - as spaces are filling quickly.
Here comes Quartz, she is another hire boat that we will be introducing for this season. She has just been delivered to us by one of our regular customers who has been and collected her for us.
Ember has just emerged from the paint dock too, to show off her excellent paintjob to all. She will now be on display on the wharf outside the shop for all to see whilst the work on her is completed. So if you are passing, pop in and have a look at what we can offer!
That's it for today and back over to Simon tomorrow!