Sunday 6th September 2015
For those who know, it came as no surprise, but maybe for those who didn't it will probably be a bit surprising but I can now tell you that Diane has left me, on the boat, and returned to
Australia via . Los Angeles
Of course she will be coming back in a couple of months we aren't splitting up or anything like that, but she has gone home to see her parents who are having a not so great year
The timing of the trip was to be a secret to surprise our daughter, Sam, for her 30th birthday, but it appears that there has been some leakage of "state" secrets and a full-scale enquiry will take place with those responsible being dealt with quite severely - there will be feather-dusters and tickling involved.
She split the trip up by stopping in LA for a couple of days to see Mitch and Sara. This will now be the future travelling arrangements.
From all reports that I have had they all had a good time and there was another house guest there - Emily Flanigan - whom we know from Mitch's junior tennis days.
|The sign in the background says it all|
Diane met up with Sara's brothers - Matt and Luke - and went out to a ball-game as she saw the LA Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants.
But for now she is safely at home in
Melbourne and will be flying to very soon. Queensland
|The selfie-queen is at it again|
|lucky Mum made it home - at least she will be there to help with the cleaning|
In the meantime, I have renewed my single-handing skills and moved from Hemel Hempstead down to
where I shall spend a few days. Hunton Bridge
4 Miles, 9 Locks
YTD: 788 Miles (1268 km) , 479 Locks, 14 Tunnels, 11
16 Swing Bridges
Total: 3682 Miles (5926 km) , 2600 Locks, 112 Tunnels, 45
167 Swing Bridges