Monday, 14 February 2011

The Joys of Getting Older!

I spent all weekend cleaning the boat, ready to to move on  next weekend.  Firstly, I took everything off to put through the dishwasher and washing machine at home.  This gave me an empty canvas to work with.  Having sat in its winter mooring for the last two years,  Carpe Diem was looking a little neglected and the condensation has worked its magic, leaving black spots everywhere!   Emily came and helped me on Saturday (she is a lovely young lady) and it never seems quite so bad when there is two of you at it.  So we got stuck in cleaning out every nook and cranny.  However, any of you that knows anything about boats, knows that this involves getting into positions that I didn't think were possible, stretching to the point of breaking and climbing over tables, chart tables etc.  Boy, do I ache today!!  It has to be better than any work out that you pay a fortune for!!   Of Course Emily, being young, took it all in her stride and is bouncing around today as though we did nothing!


  1. Young people - if you didn't love 'em, you'd hate 'em, right? LOL
    I know a thing or two about the nooks and crannies in a boat, and I cringe at the thought of doing what you two just did. There once was a time, but it was long ago and far away.
    All the best with preparations for the move.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. I can't wait to see the finished boat, hope you shall be taking plenty of photos of all the awkward nooks & crannies!

  3. It's all worth it in the end :)

    Good luck with the moving back on board.


  4. Thanks everyone, we will be starting work on the barge again in the next couple of weeks, so will keep you up to date with lots of photos.

  5. Your post title says it all! Sometimes I still wonder why on earth am I so tired....never occurs to me that it's an "age" thing.

    Am in the process of catching up on my blog reading and am eager to see what you've been up to!

  6. That made me laugh! I can SO relate to what you are saying. Over, under, around and through. It's like yoga. I was never attracted to yoga. lol!