Light at the end of a long long tunnel!!
I helped Paul fit new headboards to beds then went out and worked on some art... Well what might pass for art in some people's eyes!
I took the nicely planed and sanded scaffold plank, we will use as a passarelle, and inscribed TIN TIN in large letters by charring the surface of the wood.
The very good news is that the engine has been running this afternoon and we will take her out for a sea trial on Saturday morning! All being well, that should allow the engineers to get to work finishing off and tidying up at which point we can do a final clear out, and et on with the mammoth task of transferring the stockpile of foods onboard. Once that is completed we have to have the compass swung so that it is adjusted to the change in magnetic field induced by the new engine, and THEN we will get ready for a departure by looking at tides, and weather to time our FINAL departure from Portsmouth!