As Storm Ellen abated, Steve did manage to get up the mast to fit a new block and sort out some of the rigging, but the weather didn’t improve and we returned to Derbyshire for a damp and windy Bank Holiday weekend.
September found us back in Woodbridge and we collected our new ‘toy’ – an electric outboard. Ordered weeks ago in July, like many popular items in these strange times, it was held up by ‘logistics’ . . . so we finally fitted it onto ‘Cachalette’ for a test trip on 12 September.