Shop front in the summer

Friday, 5 August 2011

Firstly I'd like to let everyone know that I'm back after a very enjoyable trip to the National at Burton on Trent with Clover and Fazeley who are owned by a good friend of mine. It was great to see so many of you there and also out and about. This blog seems to have more coverage than the good old "towpath telegraph" now!

I was back at work yesterday and since then it has been non-stop. We've completed on four boats over the last couple of days and we have more ready to go on the books - I just need a moment to get them advertised now. Things are certainly a bit different here, than when I went away twelve days ago. The wharf has a steady stream of passing traffic and the phone's are constantly ringing - which is a good sign.

Graham has started working on the next boat that we have got to fit a cabin to. In actual fact this one suffered a fire last year and it required the majority of the cabin to be removed, the hull then needs to be straightened prior to a new cabin being fitted and is on the hard standing in our yard. Here is a picture of the cabin following removal. The next job is to cut up the old cabin and straighten the hull - then the cabin can start to be formed.

Fred, Bernard and Mick along with Amy and Lorraine have turned the fleet around today whilst Ange, Jay, Cheryl and I have manned the tea room, shop and the office whilst Simon has been out shopping!

Well that's all from me today. Until tomorrow :-)



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