Walked through a country park next to the house without major incident, knackering myself in the process, whilst Lynne and friend went shopping in Colchester using their bus passes. Yes, bus passes.
Lynne has had her bus pass for many, many years and it has reclined in her purse unused, despite my encouragement, and the first time the pair go shopping she bloody uses it !!!
I have chalked it up as a major breakthrough and look forward to future shopping excursions from the boat. In fact I am viewing the bus psss success as an omen for my operation.