It was never to be though.
With my car in pieces up north, I had to think fast to avoid wasting any valuable time. It seems time and money are inextricably linked.
I rented a car and went for a drive. A long drive.
I had just 4 days allocated to the next round of my search.
I wasnt going to waste time checking into B&B's, the car would be my home for a few days.
Ever tried a Ford Fiesta? Huh? Have you?
Good job I can sleep on a washing line and I'm not too tall is all I'm saying.
the long drive to pemborke dock was to see an Etap 38, which I really quite liked the look of. But it didn't have the wow factor.
|I drove through the night. back out of Wales|
|to helford river|
To another Beneteau first with teak decks... that needed replacing
and then on to a sigma 362 in Brighton, which despite being a tip inside, I really liked.
But one Sigma was quickly trumped by a bigger and far better bad ass Sigma 38 on the Isle Of Wight
I spent hours on this one. I loved it. really.
but one more boat to view before I make any descisions.
back to the here and now...
I put an offer on the Sigma 38.
waited some more.
then after what seemed an age. the Broker came back to me and said that the owner had just sold it to a friend.
it was the only one that really sang to me.
back to square one.