Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Mission complete.

3 Locks, 2 Miles. Now moored at Hillmorton.
593 locks, 754½ miles, 20 Tunnels, 37 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

It was an early start this morning as we had to go to the doctor for a 6 monthly check up. The surgery operates a system of seeing patients who turn up on the door step first so we were first in the door.

On the way back to the boat we called into the Co-op pharmacy to uplift the prescriptions so we are now all set for the next six months.

After lunch I headed off to the railway station to meet another couple of NZMCA members, Royce and Kathy and daughter Heather who have come to join us for a few days on a trip from Rugby to Coventry. Heather only has a couple of days before returning to work so we are just doing an overnight trip from Rugby to Hillmorton and back for her to be able to catch a train home tomorrow.

Considering it was a Monday there were still a lot of boats on the move one of which got shouted at for going too damn fast because we had already had our pins pulled out and one pin actually got badly bent.

When we spoke to Mike on Snecklifter yesterday he was complaining of a burning smell on his boat but we were unable to pinpoint any problem. This morning he found out what it was. The starter battery was as dead as a Dodo so he had to call out RCR who diagnosed that the battery had cooked itself and boiled dry hence the terrible smell.

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