ON Saturday morning, because I wasn't working (we are so far behind with the racing track it's futile to even try and meet the delivery deadline - instead we're opting for the 195 quid per day late fine), we arranged to have a trip over to Gawsforth to see Eddie and Wendy... sorry, rewind... late last year, before we placed the order for the boat, I asked on Canalworld forum if anyone had experience with the company we had in mind.
As normally happens, the posting went wildly off topic so I stopped checking.. I then received a message from aforementioned, who confirmed they'd recently taken delivery of their sail-away.
They very kindly extended an invitation to go and take a look at their boat - which of course we jumped at... this was over the Christmas break.
Fast forward to Friday last week (when it was confirmed Saturday would be a free day) I dropped them a line (you never know who is reading so Eddie gets the occasional cyber kiss - he's secure in his sexuality I presume as he never grumbles) and we arranged to go over. I'd like to claim I baked a cake to take with us but that would be a blatant lie - I did however spend 2 of my finest pounds at the coop, selecting what I thought would be a lovely orange cake ... it was horrible apparently - we wouldn't know as sharing it out didn't appear to an option ... ... ... :-) To give Wendy due credit, a bacon sandwich WAS offered though.
They've got a lovely mooring