Saturday 27 January 2018

First Startup of 2018

Took the opportunity of popping up to the marina on Thursday and checked the boat out.

I had plenty of time on my hands so decided to turn on all the systems and run up the engines. Both engines fired up on the first spin although the starboard engine needed the help of the battery cross-over switch due to a low power reading on the dashboard.

Left both engines running until working temperature reached then switch off and carried out a check. All well.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Keeping Fit

Well a week ago Annette & I signed up to our local hotel gym. We did use PayAsUGym passes but found it would be more economic to actually become members.

In our first 7 days we have notched up 3 swimming sessions. Working hard to maintain the use of my left leg and strengthen my back thus avoiding that day when my spine fails to take the strain again.

Also like the other benefits of being a member like the steam room,  sauna and maybe in the future, the gym.

Sunday 14 January 2018

Birthday Buffet

Busy weekend celebrating my wife's birthday, finishing with a Sunday lunch at our favourite Indian restaurant. 

Loved by everyone, and me, she recieved lots of cards and gifts. Nice to spoil her and chance to take the family out to lunch.

Friday 12 January 2018

Now For Something Completely Different

Finally finished a Christmas present from my wife, a special model for my small collection of an anti-tank gun used by my granddad's regiment late in the war.

I was in two minds about adding the figures but decided to see what it looked like with a crew. Good choice as they add something to the model.

Now to decide on the base?

Thursday 11 January 2018

Back Again - A New Beginning

Well, would you believe it I found my old blog site by accident today while assisting a friend in searching for a blog site to use for his forthcoming trip.

So this time I'm going to try and keep a regular blog of our activities for 2018, now that we are mooring in Chatham Marina and also members of Rochester Cruising Club.

Let's say it's a new years resolution!