...At 4.30 p.m. today we finally set off on our travels in our big tug Harry.
It was three years ago almost to the day that we first came upon the forlorn burned out wreck that was Harry. Then it looked like this:
But it has all been the most ludicrous amount of work - far more than we ever expected. (Optimistically, we thought it would take about six months, never three years!)
Finally, at last and really we are away. After a day of faffing around shopping for last minute bits and paying our final chandlery bill we left Streethay Wharf at 4.30p.m. today.
At 6.30 we pulled up for the night just six miles away at Hopwas. Not far away but our first ever night out in the wild in Harry. And tomorrow we meet our first locks.