Sunday, 13 November 2011
Knock me down with a feather.
This is a true story that will warm the cockles of even the coldest
Regular readers will know that so far the boat has only travelled vertically with the tide, due to a distinct lack of a motor.
Thanks to the provision of paint from Dulux and power tools from B&Q, and with the recently refurbished toilet and the reinstated kitchen (complete with running water), the boat's renovation is rapidly approaching its final nautical mile towards completion.
But there's one BIG thing missing - an outboard motor.
Unfortunately I had come to a conclusion - I couldn't afford one. River voyages and picnics aboard would sadly have to remain distant mirages beyond the horizon.
That was until last week, when a local blog-reader who had been following the unfolding story came round to visit.
What occurred next was something that only happens in dreams.
This very kind person gave me an envelope.
I opened it, and inside there was a card with the words '…this is for you to get a motor with, so that next summer we can go for some picnics on the river'.
And out fell a substantial cheque for The Boat For My Potplants!
Posted by Neil Watson at 18:49