So off I trotted, with my book and a couple of cans of Guinness. I walked the plank, opened up the canopy, sat down and turned the pages. Aah, peace, quiet.
For about ten seconds.
Along the quay came our lovely friend Trish with her two delightful grandchildren, Lilly and Louis. Of course it would have been rude not to invite them aboard.
I closed my book up and said goodbye to the tranquility that had been eluding me all day.
The children loved jumping down the hatch, wearing and sharing my special Cap'n's Hat and Shark's Hat, running amok, and generally having a great time doing what children do
Did I mind having the interruption?
Not in the slightest. That's what having a Boat For My Potplants in Wivenhoe is all about.