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Archive for August 17th, 2010

Boat Blog: That was the week that was…….

Posted by indigodream on 17 August, 2010

We’ve been diverted by Blue’s demise so I”ll just rewind a little for our boat’s log before passing swiftly to the main event – a weekend on the Thames tideway…..

Wednesday 4th August

Driving into Old Ford Lock

Richard took a team of Olympic architects out for a mini-cruise this afternoon/evening, ably assisted by Karolina. One of the great appeals of Limehouse Marina is the range of local cruises available – a trip up Limehouse Cut and the Lee Navigation is a handy couple of hours – perfect for a summer evening and now it has a nice mix of historical and contemporary interest at Three Mills and the Olympics.

Although they’ll have seen the Olympic Park many times, Richard’s guests enjoyed the scenery from the water. They were suitably complementary about Indigo Dream, and particularly appreciated the freedom to explore her well-stocked cupboards! They’d expected to be put in their fixed seats, there to stay – no chance – everyone had a turn at the helm, they were excellent company and drove well.

Friday 13th August

Thanks to the traffic, we got back to the boat rather later than we’d hoped but still in time for our tideway briefing. I was surprised how many boaters there were in the room – we were on for a great cruise. We met up with the crew of nb Peace of Pearce and spent the post-briefing social with them – it was lovely evening! They i.e. Kevin and Jan, were persuaded to come along on the tideway cruise on Sunday – that way they’d have company for the return trip to Limehouse but that’s a story for later.

It was so hard to come back to the boat without Blue – we got him just a few weeks before we took possession of the boat so he was the original Indigo Dreamer. Lou and Lynx are a great comfort though.

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