So we slowly pushed our way through the ice, covering the 4 miles in just under 2 hours.
Baunston Turn ahead, a very welcome sight.
Once at JG Marine at the bottom of Braunston locks we waited for the call to move up to the slipway.
Tacet in place, awaiting her carriage.
Here it comes
with the 'pulling machine' at the ready
A little push and down goes the carriage
sliding underneath Tacet
Taking the strain and with Ian keeping a watchful eye
Up she comes
She's out, just a little further to go
High and dry, revealing Tacet's bottom
The whole process took less than half and hour, very smooth, but a little nerve-wracking watching our boaty home leave her watery environment.
A closer look of the sacrificial anodes (for those of you who care)
The propeller in quite good condition (they always seem so small to me)
and Justin sets to work with the pressure washer
Wahsed down and ready for work to begin tomorrow
Our way up onto Tacet now
It feels strange moving around inside with none of the usual rocking movement, we managed to sleep ok though despite the stillness!
* Very tempted to use the title 'Bottoms', might have raised pageview stats, but little else.