First launch today for me at Whitehaven, wide but steep and slippy.
Launch for 2 always better than launching solo,
but couldnt drag anyone along with me to help.
The slip is very central and pretty soon I had an audience of scallies,
old men on motorbility scooters and dotty old ladies,
trying to feed breadcrumbs to every pidgeon, seagull, swan and goose
they could encourage onto the slip!
Just at that point when I was hanging onto a mooring rope attached to the
boat, letting out the winch, and trying to get the beast moving on the rollers
and all the while looking completely stress free.....
one of these appeared and sat about 15 feet over my head.... not bloody fair
I managed to give a traditional Geordie thumbs up to the camera
(Given the absence of any mooring rings, I did manage to find a use
for the Coast to Coast cycle sculpture thingy on the slipway,
and tied the boat to it while I parked the trailer and car !