|Last mooring before Saul|
There was a large boat, run by the Willow Trust, waiting in the winding hole to set sail, so we moored just south of the winding hole and waited for them to turn around. The skipper of that ship made it look easy and he spun his boat around with such grace and precision, like a swan.
|The Stroudwater Canal|
And so with one manoeuvre left, to park 'Angel' into bay 35, our journey home comes to an end. This will take some precision piloting, having not attempted this before, but I look at this as if it was one of those narrow locks and managed to swing around at exactly the right angle and park her perfectly, a relief.
|Angel, safely in her home Mooring|
We have learned so much, met so many nice people, seen so many idilic places and had such a great time, switching off for three weekends in a row. It's been really good for us as a family as everyone has a job to do, but also there is time to relax. The boys have enjoyed themselves and particularly waking up to us travelling along and always having to ask 'where are we'. They have carried out their duties like professionals, and although some of the locks have taken quite a bit of physical strength, they have both stepped up to the challenge and worked without complaint, 117 locks, well done boys!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped us on our journey, to Shelley's mum and Allen for their surprise home coming welcome, but especially to the crew, Shelley, Ryan, Aaron, without whom, this journey would not have happened (and I am told thanks to me for skippering).