It actually did not take long to wake up the boat systems. The batteries had been kept full by the solar panels. The water tank had been left nearly empty so after popping in a chlorine tablet we pumped the water out through the taps before filling it with fresh water. Gas on and kettle boiling for that refreshing cup of tea.
The boat was cool n dry when we arrived. Just pressed the button to warm up the radiators and the boiler started up even after that year we were away. The windows started to show the condensation once we started living on board. After packing away food and clothing we lit the diesel fire to dry and warm the boat as it cooled outside.
We had brushed out the spiders, made the bed and put in a hot water bottle. By now we were knackered! For some reason a different set of muscles are used on a boat! Got the aerial back on the roof and turned on the TV, by now we had plugged into the shore power.
This is my new 4GEE My WiFi dongle.