After hot endless summer days, October brings a new sense of urgency to the yard. Just as the nights pull in and the days become shorter, the phone rings constantly with customers making arrangements for lifts and winter storage.  It’s time to organise the yard, make up new cradles, and prepare the ground for old friends coming home to winter quarters.

The travel hoist has had it’s annual service and is busy working on every tide, while both workshops have jobs that are nearly finished with other’s queuing to come in.

The time for long conversations on the river wall departed with last of the summer sun and the arrival of autumnal rains.