Friday, February 20, 2009

Wendy Ann Flies Again.

S.. It’s been a long and excellent three weeks.
I’ve never been so tired. And I’m so, so bloody proud.
Thankfully men can’t bear children, but if they could, they’d probably feel like I do now.
We have a new fifty ton baby, ain’t she gorgeous?

Fuck it. Words fail me. We finally launched little Wendy Ann 2 at about 9am on Monday 16th of February 2009. Here are some photographs.

Somehow we did it, the last three and a half years I mean. And by god we got away with it too.
My most sincere and heartfelt humble thanks to EVERY single person that has helped us along the journey to achieve this. You are too numerous to mention, but be told you must know who you are. Thank you all for giving me something to believe in.

Wendy Ann comes back from the dead. Part One, Job Done.

B here, I still can’t believe it. To the point where it still makes me kind of jump when I round to corner into the yard and she isn’t where she used to be…who the fuck has nicked my boat?! Then this immense sense of pride as I walk down the jetty to the launch (yes LAUNCH) berth and see our boat tied up there smiling at me. Yes- it is going to take some getting used to, the fact that I nearly ended up in the drink by forgetting that when you lean on a boat that is floating it will gently move away from you is just the start.

Nice one guys. Loads of love from Seb and Becky. X


Blogger bowiechick said...

Yahoolie! I can't tell you how happy I am for you both.

4:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What a fantastic achievement, hats off to you for your bloody minded perseverance.

Your blog inspires, big respect

Cheers... Tim H

10:33 am  
Anonymous Simon said...

Absolutely brilliant! Its looked like one hell of a job to rebuild her, she looks fantastic.

Good luck and thanks for inspiring the rest of us! :)


11:41 am  
Blogger Loz 'n' Moz said...

Ffffffffffffantastic :-)

9:04 pm  
Blogger Jamie said...

Oh, hurrah and happy day! Just an incredible piece of work by all of you ~ congratulations!!

9:50 pm  
Anonymous Sweetpeainfrance said...

What a party if you all got together!!!

Congratulations a million times!

11:22 pm  
Anonymous melissa said...

Congratulations!! Through hard graft comes reward, clearly...

4:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hooray!! shed a little tear of happiness and relief for you when I saw the pics- nice work lovely people, you did it!! can't wait to see you,
Catt and 'boys' XXX

11:21 am  
Anonymous Cyberangel said...

Hi Guys, sorry we havent met sooner. Im a friend of Tana's ( bowiechick.) In fact I blame her for getting me hooked on this boating life. Anyways, Ive been doing battle with my own boat folly and hadn't gotten around to checking out your blog. When everyone started going on about your boat lauching , I got curious and read your entire blog in one sitting. Wow, what a story and what an inspiration you are to me.I had given up and was just walking away when I read your story, so here I am back with renewed resolve to get the job done. Thanks and best of luck in your new home.
By the way , your right, the list never gets any smaller, as you check things off, new ones get added, eventually, you be back to square one and re-doing the stuff you have just done. Buts thats down the road, appreciate what you have accomplished so far, its really amazing and a beautiful job. I cant wait to see what you do with the living space. Cheers , Rhianna

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