On Friday, our official letter finally arrived, and there was in fact no stipulation to wait until March, we just needed to get the relevant documents to the City Council, who would give us our mooring licence holder sticker. James and I were away over the weekend enjoying a romantic break on the South Coast (Lyra was staying with friends in Cambridge) so the earliest we could get the documents together was last night. We needed to provide insurance documentation, Boat Safety Certificate and a recent photo.
Since it is half term, James was free to bring the boat into town yesterday, and cruised into the visitor moorings at the Fort St George as dusk fell.
The Duck arrives in town.
Being in town also made picking Lyra up from Histon Road a lot easier, although carrying her in the cat basket for 20 minutes as I walked back to the boat was a struggle! This morning James went to the Council offices and exchanged copies of the documents for a sticker, and permission to moor up on the Common tonight. So after work, I will meet him at the water point, and we will choose a spot on the Common! James has an outing tonight, so we may make celebratory pancakes when he returns.
The sun rises over snowy Sheffield
4 hours ago