I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Hayling Island – Wednesday 1st October

So here we are back at home.  It’s been a lovely drying morning to get the washing sorted!  I am now unpacked – not just living out of suitcases as we usually do when we come home during the summer, properly unpacked and bags back in the loft.  Muffin has had a lovely walk on the beach and Richard is busy mowing the lawn.  Back to being landlubbers again!!
 
Mary H on the Tall Ships Cruise
Here are our statistics for this year alongside previous years


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Miles
820
553
773
718
950
Locks
486
494
369
594
674
Swing Bridges
37
38
91


Average miles per day
6.72
6.07
6.6
7.2
8.1
Average locks per day
3.98
5.42
3.2
6.2
5.7
Days on board
122 days
91 days
116 days
109 days
117 days
Days cruising
96 days
87 days
84 days
94 days
n/a
Days not cruising
26 days
30 days
32 days
15 days
n/a

341 of this year’s miles were on the Thames which is probably why our miles per day are so high and our days off are a lot less than they should be!

We have made new friends and caught up with some old ones (well ones we have known for a while!) but we haven’t managed to catch up with everyone - maybe next year.

This winter will see Mary H having a bit of a makeover.  The galley is being redone and we are changing the colour scheme inside, hence the reason for choosing a marina near home this year.

A quick update on the ship’s cat, Millie.  She is one very spoilt land based cat now, loves her life as top cat and is loved by Mark :-)

So that’s all from the good ship Mary H and her intrepid crew for this year.  See you next year.
 
Mary H at Lechlade



2 comments:

  1. Was lovely to meet you both this year.. Enjoy your warm winter! See you next year..

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  2. I'm sure you will be warm too! Hopefully see you next year. x

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