Anyway, I will post blog diaries over next few days and video vlogs will appear in the next few weeks.
Suffice to say it was an excellent trip. I met the crew of one of our MOD police boats who came alongside for a ten minute chat; some Royal Marines in their ribs as they went woodland camping and training; a visit to two lovely old boatyards and an old Victorian quayside. The new galley box got its on-board christening as well.
And, better still, I only used the motor twice and spent much of my time ghosting along under sail 3 or 4 m off the mud banks. Kingfishers, herons, egrets, ducks, moorhens, salmon, salmon netters, buzzards, water voles, gig rowers, a barge community, old boats, restorations and much more to come.
Now, time to clean off the river residue off Arwen and to go repair the transom bracket..............and check the damage underneath the hull.