Our old girl has now completed her session entertaining the Bawdsey Haven Yacht Club and has completed another charter for Respite Care for Young Carers up in the Gravesend area, based on the ‘camel’. Her next task is with Skipper Ian Ruffles and Denis Johnson culminating in being brought to Faversham Creek on the Sunday noon tide. She then sits in Faversham for a couple of weeks, which brings us round to the 1st July.
Denis was reporting last night that it was “nice to be down below out of the rain” but telling me that we still have not plumbed in (chimney) the little Colin Frake “Faversham” stove yet. Ian reports this morning, matter-of-factly that “that was the busiest night in Gravesend reach for ships that i can remember”. Rockin’ and a rollin’ a bit, maybe? I remember when Dave B, Mrs Dave B and I were alongside St Andrew’s Wharf last year it would get a bit choppy and the poor old girl would be working her fenders a bit hard trying to bang lee boards off the concrete wall, mainly when the small cutters were dashing about. The huge Kobelfret container ships could whisper past with barely a ripple.