Wednesday, 18 April 2012

We have bought a narrowboat!

At long last, and after a worrying last minute delay (more on this later), we are now the very proud owners of a new (to us) narrowboat. We have decided to rename it Jubilee.


The boat is in such good condition that to say that we are pleased would be a gross understatement. When I managed to transfer the last of the monies to the vendor in the very early hours of this morning, I was so excited that I woke Jan up. I just wanted to tell someone!

Even now, nearly 24 hours later, and after four hours of cruising in pouring rain, it almost doesn't seem possible that we've landed up with such a good boat.

We bought it in Kegworth and are now tied up in Shardlow, heading towards Fazeley. Give us a shout if you see us - but you won't see a name on the boat yet.

I'll give some details of the boat in a later post, but this will do for now.

Yippee!

20 comments:

Neil Corbett said...

Oooh she looks very smart. Well done folks, and we wish you many happy days aboard.

Neil & Kath

Nb Yarwood said...

tions! Jubilee look lovely.. looking forward to hearing/reading more details later.
Lesley

bert the gnome said...

Excellent!!! Looks very nice too.

Ross

Adam said...

Congratulations!

Jim said...

Congratulations - the boat looks really good.

Dave B said...

Congratulations Enjoy!!!!

nb Chance said...

Congratulations! Looks a very nice boat, we hope you are very pleased with her. Regards Doug and James

MortimerBones said...

congratulations!
Nice colour! :-)

Nev Wells said...

Halfie,

An absolute belter of a boat, well done, just need to change the knobs on the kitchen units ;-)

She looks like new and will be a perfect livaboard.

Waterlily is at Mercia and I am off for the next few days so I might see you on the way through to Fazeley. Might want to check the Trent between Wchynor and Alrewas as I expect this rain might take it to flood levels?

2000 miles of pleasure is now open to you anytime. What a great feeling,

Nev

Halfie said...

Thank you all for your good wishes. Day two on board and all going swimmingly! The boat handles very well.

Nev, not quite sure what you mean about the knobs! I look forward to meeting you as we pass through.

Jan said...

Knew you'd like the colour Bones!

Sue said...

Hooray, can't wait to hear more. Glad you are pleased, actually you sound over the moon with your new boat. I hope you enjoy as much as we enjoy NP. Good luck!

Kevin said...

WOW what a great looking boat, wish I had read your blog earlier though as I would have liked to have seen you at Shardlow...
You must remember to give me notice when you're at 'my end' of the T&M so that I can buy you a pint :)

Halfie said...

Kevin, I wish you'd read my blog earlier too! I'll take you up on your promise next time (whenever that may be).

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - Jubilee look like a fine boat - I'm so excited for you - moving from a share boat to your own is a big step but I'm sure you won't regret it.

Enjoy

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Ian and Karen said...

Congratulations, hope you have many happy hours in her. Enjoy yourselves.

Ian said...

I see. Proudly show us a photo, but completely omit all her vital statistics! Tease.

Many congrats.

Jaqueline Biggs said...

Congratulations! Will you be living aboard? This is a fitting year to buy a boat named Jubilee. :) We are looking forward to seeing more pictures and reading about it in detail.
Jaq & Les
NB Valerie

BigJohn said...

Great stuff. Hope you enjoy it as much tomorrow as you do today ... and the day after, and the day after, and ....

Halfie said...

Thank you all for your comments. Jubilee is 55 feet long, Ian.

There will be more photos etc. very soon.