My dad came to visit last weekend, to see the boat for the first time. As the owner of a sea-going trimeran, the pace of narrowboating was a bit of a change for him, but he enjoyed it, I think. He meant to buy me flowers on the way, but decided to get me some coal instead. It was very welcome! He just sent this lovely photo that he took when we went for a little cruise.
A few days after returning home, he was taken into hospital with a minor heart attack. It happened while he was alone on his boat and he had to be air-lifted to hospital. Thankfully, he was brought to hospital in time and has had a stent put into his heart. He is now back home, and recovering well, I am pleased to report.