I’ve said before that people in the boating world are different to those we have met in other areas where we’ve lived.
Regular boat owners have come to the Marina over the colder months to check on and take out their boats, or even just to get away from it all for a sunny, if chilly, weekend.
We’ve conversed with them all, exchanging tips and solutions to problems, and have found everyone to be pleasant and friendly.
This was proven even more so today when we had a visitor.
This particular gentleman and his wife are considerably older than us and own a small boat dating back to the 70s. Last year, they moved it over to our side of the marina and are about four berths down.
They’re not live-aboards like us as they have a flat in London, so we haven’t seen them since before Christmas, but they were here today to check on their boat and get it ready for a short break in the coming weeks.
He ‘popped in’ to see us this afternoon as she was cooking dinner to see how we’d fared over our first Winter and to make sure we were OK.
He was glad to see we were still here and could sympathise with our condensation problems, had also experienced a similar instance with some light switches, and nodded his head approvingly at our double glazing and bed frame modifications.
All pictures are mine.