Blow the Wind Southerly

It was the wind that did it. For the first time in a month it turned southerly and instead of the sharp cold bite that we have become used to, it enveloped us with a  warm gentle , almost Mediterranean caress and whispered into  our  ears “Take me North , take me North, take me North   …now!”

But we can’t ! Various bits of kit have winged their way to us and are now installed and ready to go – but we are still waiting for two adapters for the plumbing system before we can be up and running again. They were due this morning , but apparently the vehicle had a breakdown , or an accident or ran out of tax …. or something. Yeah , yeah , we have heard it all before , but the upshot is we have to wait for tomorrow, and 24 hours of warm seductive southerly has slipped through our fingers .

We were not in a hurry, we were happy to hang around this lovely place. I positively wallowed in the museum and its library , then really enjoyed the challenges involved in fitting the new calorifier. We have got all summer and no deadlines, so why worry if things take  a bit longer , we can wait…. can’t we ?

 Oh, who am I kidding? I may have been relaxed about it all at first, but that Southerly has got right under my skin and I can now announce that I am  officially bored with waiting for stuff to arrive. To compound my irritation there is a gnarly looking low on the horizon that is likely to confine us to Holland for a few days yet unless the wretched parts get here early enough tomorrow for us to catch the midday tide on the Waddenzee, which is itself some 3 hours sailing away, so that looks unlikely to say the least.

There’s only one thing for it: go to bed and batten down the hatches so that the delectable Southerly can’t get in to torment us, then start looking for that van in the morning.

One Comments

  1. Think you need to cross everything you have – for the parts; and continued southerlies.
    Think yourselves lucky you’re where you are; you could be stuck in the Solent with 30 knots, due to increase tonight and through tomorrow – reminds me a bit of last year – more fun on a boat though!
    Have fun
    M & L

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