|Carol, Roly, Lynne, Dot, Diane, Jim, Sue, Sharon, Gordon, Ray, Joan, Richard, Phil, and Bev.|
Wednesday morning while waiting for the bacon to cook I heard the Aston lock paddles being worked , thinking this could possibly be Ferndale heading south I left Sue at the grill and walked up to the small hill that overlooks the canal. There I found and joined other early risers to wish Ray & Diane a bon voyage.
|20L of blacking warming by the fire.|
Our plans are first to get FL's bottom smartened up, to this end we have booked a dry dock for a week at Canal Cruisers next week where we will jet wash 2 years grime off the hull, wire brush the flakey bits before giving her three coats of blacking using Intertuf 16, the tunnel bands will be repainted also. I'm hoping in between the coats drying I may get time to repaint the roof.