Monday, December 02, 2013

The launch of AmyJo

Well we were here at Crick on Friday due to the fact that new boat AmyJo was going in the water at the marina.. but we received a text from Steve and Chris to say the launch had been delayed because the crane had broken down, but only until Saturday, so it gave us a free day to do other things.. Del chopped up a load of wood which we picked up the other day and Al walked up the shops. She also cleaned inside Derwent6 so it was spotless.(ready for the christmas decs!). It was a horrible day so it was a good job the launch was delayed really.. We were happy sitting in trying to get over our colds..
On Saturday it was a lovely day and Del was out doing the brasses early, while we waited for a phone call to say things were going ahead. At lunchtime we got just that, and made our way down to the marina at 2.00pm to see n.b. AmyJo turn into the gates. Steve and Chris had done some lovely food and drinks to keep us warm while we waited and it wasn't long before 22 tonnes of AmyJo was up in the air and spinning over the water, just look at Steve and Chris's faces.
It went into the water and things were fine, no bubbles, and it didn't even need ballast.
We were then shown round her, with a glass of bubbly in hand, and she is stunning.  We then decided to leave them to it for a bit so they could take in the experience..
We got back to Derwent6 and chilled taking in the day and at 8.00pm we went up the pub with Steve and Chris to celebrate some more with something to eat and drink.

1 comment:

nb AmyJo said...

Hi Del and Al,
Thank you for coming along to AmyJo's launch, it mean a lot to Chris and I. I'm sure our paths will cross before we head up to Chester. Look forward to seeing you both sometime and hope that awful cough goes away
warm regards
Steve and Chris