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Old 25th March 2021, 06:51   #1
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March 29th is when we can finally get to visit our boat again after the lockdown easing of restrictions.
It will be only a day visit as overnight stays away from home will resume from April 12th (fingers crossed).

It was last December the last time we were able to visit before the restrictions were put in place.
I have a feeling we going to be rather busy cleaning her and making sure all is okay with the engines etc.

I think it will be towards the end of April when all is Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion when we can slip our moorings at the marina and get Lady Emma out on the rivers and broads again.

Was planning on a few salty adventures out to sea with her but wanted her out of the water to get new anti foul, anodes, shaft glands repacked and engines serviced before venturing out of the relative safety of inland waters.
This was going to be done around this time in readiness for the boating season but lockdown prevented this work from being carried out.
Probably means getting it done towards the end of the season, so it will probably be next year before we get any salty side fun on board!

I'll keep this thread going with any boating activity as it happens
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I may bring our caravan home and give it a clean and check over in the Easter holiday. It was last drone in the summer last year but obviously it wasn’t used,not sure if we will go away this year as the wife and daughter only like holiday parks where this evening entertainment and activities to do daytime. I don’t mind them but you pay a fortune just for electricity and water,we don’t do a lot of daytime activities except maybe the pool and occasionally crazy golf but this year with foreign travel still being banned the parks are going to be rammed. I don’t fancy the idea as you don’t know how many people have been vaccinated or where they have been, too risky for my liking. Whereas me and the lad are quite happy with a caravan site that has showers and is near a beach,or in the countryside where we can go walking or cycling.
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was all ok with the boat?

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Well........I’m not sure as I haven’t managed to get up to her yet.....Work plans changed!
I’m now going on the 6th so I’ll update the thread then.
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Well........Iím not sure as I havenít managed to get up to her yet.....Work plans changed!
Iím now going on the 6th so Iíll update the thread then.
Ive nipped up and swapped the Volvo's for a pair of K series in your absence
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Well at least all that water round them will keep them cool
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Well, all being well, we will be taking Chelsea Bridge out for a week starting April 16th. 2nd time for us using Bridgecraft, Acle which I know is close to where you keep your boat.

If we manage this holiday it will be 3rd time lucky as we had to postpone it last year first because our cat was ill and then again because of Covid. Really looking forward to getting afloat again.
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Well, all being well, we will be taking Chelsea Bridge out for a week starting April 16th. 2nd time for us using Bridgecraft, Acle which I know is close to where you keep your boat.

If we manage this holiday it will be 3rd time lucky as we had to postpone it last year first because our cat was ill and then again because of Covid. Really looking forward to getting afloat again.
Bridgecraft is just round the corner from Acle Marina where we are.
Also right next door to the Acle Bridge Inn which is my local and second home when up in Norfolk

Iíll probably be up at Lady Emma at some point whilst youíre on your holiday so maybe we might get to say hello
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Hi Jeff

Depending on the weather we will probably sample the delights of the Bridge Inn garden during our visit. We always have at least one meal there in normal times. Is it possible to walk from the pub to where you are moored?

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Depending on the weather we will probably sample the delights of the Bridge Inn garden during our visit. We always have at least one meal there in normal times. Is it possible to walk from the pub to where you are moored?

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It is indeed. About 15 minutes walk, either along the river front or along the footpath running by the road

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