I have a check list of items to stow aboard the boat before leaving from home; apart from my toiletries everything is stowed. An early start tomorrow and all should be well. If things go according to plan ‘Sandpiper’ has a good chance of being launched on the River Frome by mid- afternoon. I shall not be bothered if I don’t make it then, because Tuesday will do. I have slight reservations about the plan, as I have to take family members to a nearby campsite before continuing to Redcliffe Farm for launching at their slipway.
The forecast is for occasional showers, as has been the pattern over the last few days. On Tuesday, the weather should improve on account of a high pressure system developing. Most likely that will bring light winds and pleasant conditions for being on the water until at least Friday.
Regarding the duration of my cruise much will depend on the weather, but I could be home as soon as Monday, 13th August. If it is imperative that I become a taxi driver a second time I shall return that day, God willing. The boat may remain at Redcliffe Farm until I can collect her for more cruising further west.
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