The Falmouth festival was on all week whilst we were working away. We saw the procession in the pouring rain, which didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone dressed up in crazy costumes. We saw Craig Charles perform what I can best describe as a fairly good wedding reception pre-recorded playlist.
My folks came down the week before we were nearing our departure.
We had a bit of drama with dad. On his second night we went to the pub and he was shaking quite a lot. He thought he was just a bit cold, but by the following morning it was time to take him to hospital. We took him to Redruth hospital, and at the first mention of sepsis they put him in an ambulance bound for Truro with mum. A severe water infection put him in hospital for 48 hours. We were lucky to catch it early as it could have easily have turned into sepsis. So if one of your folks starts shaking a lot and seems a bit out of it, it could easily be a UTI and it’s time for a trip to hospital.
Mum stayed on Excalibur whilst dad was kept in overnight.
The boat was starting to take shape, but I think we were both getting a bit tired of living in an upturned boat.
One night we had an almighty downpour of biblical proportions. We started hearing a crackling sound through the speakers in the early hours. The next day I found the car stereo soaking wet and inoperable, and thus we found a new leak.
We’d earmarked Tuesday 21st August as our departure date. There didn’t seem to be much wind for a day and half, and then some solid nice northerlies to take us down the Northern Spain. That was good enough for me.
We did a Lidl shop for our trip. The great thing about provisioning for just two people is that it’s pretty quick. I recalled super noodles were the food of the gods when at sea and sick as a dog, so I threw a few packets into the trolley.
When dad felt better they were eager to head home and rest up, so we had one last meal at a Greek restaurant. The taxi arrived quick smart, and so our goodbyes were short and sweet. No time to linger with long goodbyes. We’ll see them in mid November, which will come around before we know it.