Today Elaine and I moved Passion from the mooring in Valentia Street Woolwich to our new mooring at Greenwich not far from the Greenwich Flying Squadron where the dinghy is now stored.
We had a pleasant lunch in the shade of the trees at Woolwich while watching our mooring contractor attend to a large yacht in Woodford Bay. As soon as the mooring barge left Woodford Bay we raced to Passion’s mooring on the other side of the peninsular at Valentia street so I could motor Passion to Greenwich towing the tender. At Greenwich I picked up a spare mooring and waited for our mooring from Valentia Street to be relocated. It was warm down below as I used the spare time to delete spurious way points from the chart plotter and enter our new mooring location.

Looking back to Cockatoo Island from Passion's new mooring at Greenwich

Looking back to Cockatoo Island from Passion’s new mooring at Greenwich

Looking North to Greenwich Flying Squadron from Passion's new mooring in Greenwich

Looking North to Greenwich Flying Squadron from Passion’s new mooring in Greenwich

The row to Greenwich Flying Squadron is about 400 metres and it took six minutes to reach the club. After ten years stored on the rocks at Woolwich the tender needed a clean with the high pressure machine which Elaine had driven around from Woolwich. An hour later the dinghy was cleaned and in the allocated rack ready for next Wednesday.
As a result of the time taken on Passion very little was achieved on the new build. I did cut out the side of the cockpit where the anchor locker is located and made a start on reinforcing the frames either side of the locker.

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