The End of life as we knew it:

Today saw the door close on our boating life.
Hopefully we will still keep in touch with our boating friends, but are officially no longer boat owners having signed her over to new owners this afternoon.
Signing the paperwork took a few minutes. Saying our final goodbyes and going through the boat from bow to stern with them took three hours.
Every boat is different, and although they already own a smaller Sea Otter, there were some new ‘quirks’ to introduce them to.

In our opinion, bias or not, they are getting a good boat, a bargain, and I hope they have many hours and boating miles of pleasure aboard her.
For us, we feel hollow and sad, but have some fabulous memories and photos.

 

But as they say, as one door closes, another opens.
Once the money clears, we will know exactly have much we have at our disposal and be able to move forward.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to The End of life as we knew it:

  1. That’s good but sad news! It is especially good that you didn’t embark on the kitchen remodeling project. You will make the next chapter the best yet.

  2. Good luck on your new life.

  3. It’s always a little sad to leave one home for another. You had some fabulous experiences on that boat. Can hardly wait to see where you ultimately end up.

  4. I’m both happy, and sad for you. Best wishes moving forward.

  5. stevetanham says:

    Sad and happy. Best wishes for your new life. You will be able to look back and say, “We lived that to the full!”

    • Hi Steve, it is sad as we didn’t get to do as much as we’d liked, but then in the three years aboard, we did a lot, and our last trip was amazing. Who knows, maybe we’ll take a canal boat holiday in the future. We’ll just have to see where life leads us next.

  6. nanny15 says:

    Great outcome, new beginnings, new adventures on the sea of life. Exciting times. Best wishes.

  7. Barb Knowles says:

    I know this is the right choice for you yet I feel sad for you at the same time. I’m a firm believer in the adage that when God closes a door He opens a window. Wishing you good adventures as you hunt!

    • Hi Barb. Hope you’re keeping OK. It hurt saying goodbye to the boat, but we know we’ve done the right thing in the circumstances. At the moment we are still local to the marina so see our friends that are still there when I take the dog for her final wee.

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