With GCSE season well underway, a wife marking '000s of papers and a daughter revising for Yr 10 papers, stress levels on land are high and time is in short supply.
The solution? Fire up the Lister, unhitch the mooring lines and crack open the beers!
We managed just one night in Leeds, sharing beers with Robbo from DB Halcyon, before turning back again...
But this is where the 'value added' of boat ownership can be found: the sneaky (and very refreshing!) short breaks.