|Sunset in the North Sea|
Back in the North Sea again, but working rather than messing about in boats.
All part of the plan though.
As someone once remarked, a boat is just a hole in the water into which you throw money!
So this needs to be done.
Even though we are a week into April it is decidedly chilly out here, but the weather has been surprisingly calm, with a few lovely sunsets to cheer us up.
|Fast Rescue Boat|
So I get to watch the ships crew using their Fast Rescue Craft or Workboat.
… and make my own boating plans –
The plan now will be to go to Zwartsluis toward end of May and spend about 2 weeks on Shangri-La.
I need to do a couple of jobs before she goes back in the water – fit an automatic bilge pump system, and apply a new coat of anti fouling.
Then we shall do a few short trips in the area, probably revisiting some of those places we visited in 2011 like Giethoorn and Steenwijk. See here for something about that trip.
I still have not managed to get the UK registry sorted out.
The documents I sent were not quite sufficient. Had to track down more past registration history and get improved Bills of Sale, all of which I did and have resubmitted.
Had I known it was going to turn into such a performance, I probably wouldnt have bothered.
I will go offshore again from mid June to mid July. And THEN – at last, we shall set of for about 2 months, going north about around Holland and back to Zwartsluis for the next wintering.
Anyway. Thats the plan. Will keep you posted.