Sunday, 8 November 2009

Home At Last!

It's a long way from Gare Loch in Scotland to Tollesbury in Essex, but Bonnie is finally home. Here she is coming down the creek with Ida and Iska. They arrived about 1.30pm. Wasn't the weather just perfect.
Alongside the quay ready to be walked round to her berth.

Moored up at last.

One or two people came to help celebrate!

Pete and myself with a well deserved glass of champagne. Mind you, I don't know why Pete felt he had time to relax, he has got a barge to fit out!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Heading Home

Bonnie and her two support boats, IDA a 44ft Nauticat and Iska (don't really know, a big motor boat with two giant engines) left Ipswich at 6.30 this morning. We are really lucky to have such great friends to help. It has turned into a bit of a boy's own adventure with 14 men on the trip. But the great thing is that they are all experienced sailors/bargemen. Good luck boys, see you about 12.30, the champagne is on ice and the barrel of ale in the cellar!