On the Saturday it was Independent Record Store Day and in the morning I went to a record shop in Braintree to buy some 45's for my upcoming radio programme, soon to be recorded on the boat.
Then in the afternoon we welcomed our special guests Neil and Angela (Neil being he who got me his dad's boat way back when it all began).
I thought we'd try out the records on board. The sun came out. We broke out the bubbly. A party was had. And why not, indeed?
The following day, at high-tide, we were all set to take Los Amigos out on the river for its first trip since having the motor serviced. Alas, the tide wasn't high enough, and our window of opportunity would not have been long enough.
That is one of the drawbacks of having a mud-bank mooring. Never mind, there's always manana.
Instead, we played some more records on board. The sun came out again. We broke out some more bubbly. Another party was had.
And why not, indeed?
Well, this is Wivenhoe, after all.