-By Paul Rose
Thursday 16 April 2015
0710: Picked up fellow course candidate LM from Albert Hall, Drive down the A3.
0830: Arrival at Northney Marina and meet up with boat owner JM. Assist JM carrying bags of victuals from his SUV to the wheeled trolley. The tide is still low but filling so the ramp down to the pontoon is at a relatively steep incline. Takes two of us to manoeuvre trolley. Stowed kit and food and drinking water bottles on board. JM has brought a bottle of Grahams 85 Port for decanting. I have brought the boat champagne and another bottle of Port – but LBV.