The last post was written last Friday and since then we have had a lovely time with Emma, Katie and Johnsey, going for walks, sitting in nice pubs and all being together on the boat. Johnsey had a strimming course on Saturday, so John, the girls and I took a ferry boat up the Fal river to the National Trust Gardens of Trelissick. Going up river was rather chill, but brought back happy memories of our sailing course with Lara last year. The gardens were lovely, I am sure the cold, wet spring worked in our favour keeping many things back to bloom here after their normal time. The azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons put on a vivid show, the banks were awash with bluebells and the garden is enchantingly loose. Pieces of art work by craft students from Falmouth College provided a trail to the orchard, where a carpet of daisies complimented the frothy apple blossom. Those not fussed about gardens should scroll down now!
On our return Graham was waiting for us at the boat with his friend Mike, who is to come with us as part of the delivery and seems very nice. I made everyone a diabolically weak cup of tea, as I was too nervous to wait. That evening we all had a meal together at the Balti House, which went very well and I think assured the girls that we were in safe hands.
Today Katie set off home on the train and tonight we say goodbye to Emma and Johns, for tomorrow we are off to Spain. The forecast is good and the wind should be behind us all the way. Keep your fingers crossed for us and there may be photos of dolphins when we reach land again.