The weather men said that today was going to be the hottest day so far this year and they hit the nail on the head, it has been amazing here today, by 10.30 this morning the heat and humidity was nearly unbearable, I am not moaning, far from it!
Very busy day here today also, four day boats out this morning, an undocking, a docking and as well as the constant stream of boats on the wharf for services we also had 26 children and the teachers turn up at ten o'clock from Newstead primary school to go out on the first charter trip on Shropshire Star today, as you know we have been promoting the trip boat as a charter boat as well and although the bookings have not been flying through the door we are getting enquiries weekly now, so today was our very first charter, and all of the little folk boarded safely, Will (big Will not little Will) was captain and Mike was crew, they set off with lots of smiley faces heading for Shebdon which is the two hour cruise, they all returned (thankfully) with even bigger smiling faces, our first charter and a sucess!!
Works are progressing well on the boat that Richard is painting in the newly constructed inner painting booth, which has left Simon to crack on with fitting a cylinder head to one of our moorers boats and Lee has been pressure washing yet another boat that is on the dry dock for blacking, new stern tube and shaft and a long list of other jobs!
That's it from me for the next week or so as I am off on holiday for a few days and also doing lots of jobs around home, I will leave you in the very capable hands of David who will no doubt entertain you with tales of his boating holiday!