We have visited 'NJ' twice since we finished sailing for the season, having some pleasant walks along the promenade towards Blackpool, and from Knot End, on the other side of the river towards the River Lune.
I am now planning to have a day on the boat to get a few jobs done, such as changing the engine oil, and feeding a few cables to and from the stern for a couple of new bits of kit. I have also made an extra instrument console for the helm position, in which to mount the autopilot control head ( currently tucked behind the compass, and not very accessible ), and the remote microphone for the new VHF radio, so I need to check that this fits OK. On the way back, I shall detour via Liverpool, and drop off the life raft at NorWest Marine for it's triennial service. At least this winter the list of jobs is much shorter than last year ! Well, that's it for this year, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and fair winds for next season.