As of the beginning of March, Lucky Duck will be officially licenced to moor in Cambridge.
We just found out today from the lady in charge of the waiting list. She had said a few weeks ago that there was a possibility we'd be offered one of the five currently being allocated, if no-one took them up. And that she'd call me today.
By half three I could wait no longer. So I called her and she said yes, we'll get the letter soon, and can come in and sign the agreement after that. So just three weeks more of our current mooring. Which actually makes us really sad. The place and people out there are so lovely and the facilities so convenient, that we will miss them a lot. James said last night, that although we can enjoy all the advantages of the current mooring, we really do miss out through not having a car. But this is what we've wanted for so long that it is quite incredible to find that we will soon be living in Cambridge. There are quite a few thinsg to sort out in the meantime, and we need to decide where to moor (the licence doesn't allocate a space, but gives boaters the freedom to choose anywhere within the designated areas).
At the visitor moorings last year. We'll probably choose a spot somewhere in this picture, if possible.
South Oxford canal, in summary
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