Aaha… almost weekend again! This weekend will be a time to catch up on some rest and even to finish off a few much neglected blog posts. I’ve been sitting on about 3 Grand Canal walk entries… no time to put together the galleries. Occasionally, just occasionally, I suspect I have bitten off too much.
With fulltime work… the commuting… the joys of life… throw in a bit of blogging. boating and walking, my boring, routine existence gets a little crowded, to say the least! 😉 All the past weekend’s fun with Sarah Jane has made me sit up and take note of the packed agenda. Reconsider the immediate plans? Yes… it makes sense to rethink things, even just a tad.
My over enthusiasm for getting both the walking and cruising of the Green and Silver out of the way this summer is a bit daft. At times I don’t even have time for one pursuit so it’s rather better if I do things somewhat slower. Speed and stress fit well in one sentence… I don’t need the second so why bother with the first
So… what’s brought on this sudden burst of contemplation? Why all the philosophising and reflection? Let’s just say the conclusion of chapter one of my involvement with Sarah Jane was the catalyst. How so? Our peaceful Easter Sunday was interrupted when things went ever so slightly wrong.
We were making steady but slow progress along the Royal when the steering became somewhat more difficult. We eventually tied up and waited for JC Junior to get back to assist. After much debate it was decided to get the boat back to Richmond harbour to effect permanent repairs. With no steering it was necessary to man handle the vessel… hand towing a 12 ton boat has it’s moments!
Well… there you have it. The introspection was caused by the necessity of it all. Take a break… have a rest… the summer is on it’s way. There’ll be time later in the year to get going again… but for now, I have to again thank JC Junior and the Connon family for all their assistance and understanding. Without all their effort a mishap may have turned into a much more difficult situation for Sarah Jane and her new custodians!