Friday 19 August
A slightly quieter morning, and a grey, mizzly day. They left me to head off for a belated birthday lunch treat at The Swan at The Globe, apparently a great river view from a lovely venue and a fabulous meal, with my crew’s longest-serving friends, who came back to see me before heading home. Then it was time for some galley work to prepare supper for an ex-work colleague of the Skipper, and his delightful wife, who loved me and were excited to hear our plans. He’s a kite surfer, but sounded like he would add his name to the list of wannabe crew. I can’t wait to take them all out and show them my version of a good time.