What better for a double-celebration than a trip out on Oliver for the first time!
Dad had great fun steering, including reversing back onto Oliver’s birth at the end of the trip; he handed over the tiller for Sarah to also show her expertise, neatly turning us around at Whilton marina so we didn’t have to struggle through any locks! Good job we didn’t either, as we only just got back in time for dinner at the Wharf later!
Toby enjoyed a chance to chill out, barely touching the tiller all trip – perhaps Tiller Tobes will have to be renamed something else. The new ropes made a great improvement, soft to the touch and neat and elegant too.
Mum meanwhile faces the task of getting to grips with her new Kindle – finally a gadget of her own to play with!