I hate fiddling with the website - partly cause I'm crap at it... partly cause it goes against the original 'dream' life of being a free spirit bobbing around the canals on a whim. Reality bites though and the only way I can afford to do this until I can draw my pension is through structured trips... a (not too difficult I suppose) compromise I can live with - in fact, one I embrace when it comes to actually HAVING guests on board... I just don't like the planning. Several people have commented about my poor syntax and grammar - whilst I do GET their point, it's such a faff to fiddle with the formatting and given my tendency to bugger things up when I try and change them, I'm learning not to worry about it too much.
There's a saying an old bloke who used to come in to my dad's garage used on many occasion: "It's near enough for a country spot"... I always liked that and suppose have adopted it as my mantra lol.
ANYWAY - I have made a start on my 2022 routes. Having enjoyed the time we spent going up and down the Anderton boat lift this year... AND the cruising on the River Weaver, we're going to start the season with a few trips around Northwich. I've put in the header note about the plan to get a dog for 2022... it might not happen but forewarned is forearmed AND doing it with the consent of prospective guests FEELS like the right way forward. If there was any way I could persuade 'Ed's" dad to give him up I wood as he's a smashing fella.
Website building a side, I've also being doing some inside jobs that I can get on with during the wet weather - which seems like ALL the time at the moment. I've an awful lot of painting to touch up after quite a 'rough' season ... just look at all the scuffs and marks on the starboard stern.
solution to this is to remove the larder /tumble drier cupboard door which is currently surface mounted - cut a strip off the side to shrink it and then re-fit it flush. I'd worked out doing that would give an extra 22mm of opening space for the door.