A day out shopping and cleaning the bilge!

A trip to the chandlery

After just over a week at home, catching up with life in Derbyshire, jobs around the house and getting the OGA Gaffers Log to press, we return to Suffolk  with the promise that the sails will have been brought to Suffolk Yacht Harbour for our collection on Monday.

As she seems to be taking up, Bev is tasked with cleaning the bilge and we drain it completely, fingers crossed she’s settling down now!

We’ve been doing lots of research into all the other ‘bits and pieces’ we’ll need, so combine the trip to collect the sails with quite an expensive visit to the chandlery, funded in part by Bev’s first State Pension payment! The special purchase, along with the essentials like the radio and water pump are a fine new clock and barometer. We also call at Larkmans to order cordage . . .

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