Day five of our week saw us doing our first solo trip! As expected with our new found confidence, it all went to plan with no dramas. We had a very pleasant trip from Thatcham to Newbury and arrived just about lunchtime, just as it was starting to rain. We settled the boat into the Marina and Jim came to visit this afternoon. He took Tony back to pick up the car from Thatcham only to find he’d got a parking ticket! He hadn’t read the sign thoroughly and the ticket he’d put on only took him to midnight. I must admit, though, that the sign was very misleading so we’ll question why you can park for a 24 hour period, but only if you arrive before 10.00 a.m! When arriving at 5.00 p.m., it seems, you can only park until midnight? Our last night on the boat for this week – and what a week it’s been!
We aren’t staying for the weekend, so we’ll pack up tomorrow and leave her safely tucked up. At least we know that she’s now close to hand and can pop and see her whenever we feel like it – it was a bit too far to pop to Derby!! Really looking forward to the coming months and getting to know her properly.