Monday, November 25, 2013
Living the dream
For the longest time, I've been talking about having a boat, floating about and having a laugh. Up until recently, much of this has been focused on the boating side of things, now it's time to move on.
In September, we gave notice at our 'home' marina - where I've kept a boat of some sorts for over five years I think it is. That initial letting go was tough, as we leave that comfortable familiarity and those friends behind.
So far we have made it as far as, well, Lymington - a few miles down the Western Solent.
Ok, so October the boat was out the water, which means that does not really count towards the dream.
As we did with our move round to Beaulieu last year in December, we are loving it down the New Forest way - especially at this time of year with all the trees changing through their autumn colours as they are.
This adventure has, so far, been less about boating, other than using the boat as a base, and more about enjoying the area the boat is currently at.
Yesterday's memorable walk along the Solent way, down towards Newhaven, being one such example of living the dream.
Oh yes, and the excellent food, part of a long, lazy lunch, at the King's Head in Lymington really deserves a mention.