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What a lovely month we've had — we've all been in shorts for most of the month and barring the odd windy day haven't seen hide nor hair of a goosebump! Things have quietened down in the Marina office as quite a few boats are out cruising. David is still looking tanned from his two weeks out on his boat at the end of May and Sam is gearing up for his "big trip of a lifetime" to Brazil and Argentina. It's going to be awfully quiet in the office while he's away! The RNLI's Stormy Sam visited the Marina a week or two ago to welcome a group of wheelyboat visitors and stopped off in the cafĂ© for a quick coffee. It's been fantastic seeing the wheelyboat out so much — particularly knowing that for most of the visitors it's their only chance to get on the water and experience the beautiful countryside we're all so lucky to be in. The volunteer boat crew are fantastic and really make me feel very humble. This month we're looking forward to upgrading our WIFI system around site. I say "looking forward to" through gritted teeth, as I know full well that change often brings the odd hitch or two, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all runs reasonably smoothly and relatively painlessly!
On the home front the off spring have had a very busy month. Daughter No. 1 recently won her class at the British Dressage Petplan Area Festival, and daughter No 2 astounded everyone by not only winning her class but shooting a colossally high score at her first standing air rifle competition. I've even been out and about doing a bit of dressage with Matty the Marvellous and have come home in the ribbons every time so all in all a very successful month indeed!

Further reading

The bridge in the Snow
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Winter is on its way — don't get caught out — make sure you winterise your boat. Ask at Reception about our winterising and dewinterising and our Overwinter Care package. call us on 01270 812677 or email info@o...

Misty Monday
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Stay say this winter and check your Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Smoke alarms — it could save your life! Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer — it has no odour. DO make sure your boat has a CO alarm, DO check the batteries, DO respond if it goes off — open the windows and doors and get out of the boat. DON'T leave ashes from your fire inside the boat — even as they cool they can be giving off...

Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Don't ignore your life jackets — this time of year is a good time to check them over and get them serviced. You can service your life jacket through SeaSafe from as little as £9.95. You can drop it off at the Overwater Reception and they will collect it for you. Call the Marina Reception on 01270 812677 for more...

Marina News

The bridge in the Snow
Winter is on its Way
Fri 11 Oct
Misty Monday
Stay Safe - Check Your alarms
Fri 11 Oct
Lifejacket Servicing
Fri 11 Oct
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