Those who "do" Facebook, or follow the CanalWorld Discussion Forums will probably know this, but it seems quite a few read the blog, but don't necessarily see updates in either of those place.
So for completeness, repeated here......
|Chalice is blacked for its new owner, following a clean survey.|
Chalice is the boat we bought 10 years ago when I came back to the canals after many years of not owning one, and we have covered a huge amount of the canals and rivers in that time, much of it many times, and we have had many great adventures. Right now I'm naturally a little bit saddened to lose a comfortable, reliable and well sorted cruising boat when its replacement needs many weeks of hard graft to make it anything like as usable, but at least now we are relieved of responsibility for one of the fleet, and can knuckle down to sorting out "Flamingo".
|"Chalice" has never been craned before in our ownership - always "slipped".|
Incidentally the surveyor apparently found "Chalice" in very good order with nothing significant to report - quite unusual on a 20 year old boat, and we are pleased to be able to pass on a boat we have owned for half its lifetime with such a clean bill of health.
Time to remind anybody reading this here on the old "Sickle & Chalice" blog that you now need to update any links or bookmarks to the alternate "Sickle and Flamingo" blog that we have now had running for a few months.