BW are now starting on the lock gates here at Rammey Lock and tomorrow they will be lifted out for repair. We may not be around to see them.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Do all your ambitions!
Al left early again this morning to pick up her Mum & Dad. They have always wanted to get to see Derwent6 and as we are so close it was an opportunity for them. They are both in their 80's now and it isn't a easy task getting them to the boat let alone get on Derwent6.We got Pam in the wheel chair and took her to the cratch, while Alf was like a child in a sweet shop looking all over Derwent6 and stepping on and off the stern and asking loads of questions. While this was going on Pam was determined to get on and have a look. We set up some small steps and took the seats out the cratch and gently lowered her into the well deck. It was the same operation to get her into the saloon and it worked. It was so great to have them onboard and fulfilling a long ambition of Alf's to get on Derwent6, as he has played a big part in the construction and plotting of our travels on Derwent6. We ended up having lunch on board.......we think they got too cosy by the fire. We had a lovely day with them before they decided to leave before the rush hour. Thanks both for coming up to see us..... Oh! and you can have your car back now (it was only a worry having it) Thanks again!