Well, the storm they promised us this morning didn't turn up! It's actually a very nice day here.
It seems hard to believe that next week at this time "Paramour" will be afloat. When I ordered her at the Southampton Boat Show last September, March 2010 seemed a very long way off... now here we are!
Everything is just about done, just a few fiddly bits left. At least my favourite job of all is done- the antifouling ARGHHHH I hate it! Necessary evil though I'm afraid.
I've put a picture of our original "Paramour" in the gallery, followed by one of the new "Paramour" the day after I'd collected her. As you can see, it's remarkable how little has changed in 30 years- The toys have just got a lot more expensive and I've just got a lot older!!!
If you're bored next Saturday morning and there's nothing good on the telly, you can follow the launch on the harbour web cam- go to www.stmawesharbour.co.uk If all goes to plan it should be around 0900. Don't get too excited, it's hardly the Queen Mary and there's no Royalty coming to do the honours... unless you count my mum. Who's now on one stick she tells me! (see below if this doesn't make any sense) Mark.