You lasted a week or two longer than me Fenlander.
I spent a good part of October staying 50 yards from the sea and was out every day. I had no excuses nor great distance to go ..to not to go out in the boat. The last few times I came ashore ... I was f..f..frozen . Sitting freezing my nads of in a wee boat will never be my idea of fun ...so everything was packed away for the last week in October
Instead.. I have been enjoying the lovely cold clear days of late October – early November running round the hills near my home.. getting fit...for the soon to arrive ..snow climbing .. winter hill walking season. The autumn colour's on land have been very spectacular this year.. and I always look forward to the start of my walking season
I had a great summer of boating..Visited many new places as well as going back to old haunts.. and I met many folks to share real sea stories with..including your good self Fenlander. I hope we can meet again in 2017 season.
I have a few difficult hurdles to cross myself this winter. My ever ageing body needs some preventative maintenance with a short visit to hospital.. nothing too serious.. probably the equivalent of changing the impeller on the outboard and renewing some lubricants etc.
During that period .. I will be thinking of more great times on the water next year ..but I also look forward to the snows arriving soon too.
Have a good winter Fenlander.. and see you on the water again next year