Friday, 14 October 2011

Boat bits

The sketch above is of boats in Lawrenny Quarry on the Milford Haven Waterway. We used to keep our boat in the quarry over winter. It was a nice spot with friendly owners, Sue and Brian. The downside about having a boat out of the water is theft.
We were broken into on three occasions there and on the third occasion over £1500 worth of equipment and tools were stolen. We never did recover them.
What was more upsetting was that a great number of the tools had belonged to my father so couldn’t be replaced. In the end we had to sell the boat, as we weren’t using it due to family commitments.

Alex has been waiting to arrange another course at Rick Stein’s in Padstow. She is a terrific cook anyway but enjoys the courses. She had phoned up and left details asking to be informed of next years course dates when they were out. Today a letter arrived from Rick Steins much to Alex excitement. She was most put out to be incorrectly addressed as Mr. Alex Cox. To make matters worse they had forwarded last years calendar of courses. I am glad I didn’t receive the call from her when she complained to Rick Steins!

I started an oil painting of Whitesands in Pembrokeshire today.

Up to watch Wales in the morning so fingers crossed.


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