Thursday, 2 April 2009

It’s Picnic Time.

0 Locks, ½ Mile. Now moored North of Clock bridge (32).

Early this morning Chas,Ann and Molly from Nb Moore 2 Life came calling on their morning walk. Dot went with them but I had a more pressing engagement with another leak under the bed. No, not the calorifier thank goodness but the recently installed shower pump. One of the fittings had decided to work loose and was leaking. As I didn’t have a big enough spanner or multi grips I had to use the grip tool for getting lids off jars etc: This worked a treat but I then had to check to see to what extent the leakage extended under all the suitcases etc; stored under the bed. Luckily only one case was affected but I decided to pull everything out for a better chance of drying it all out.

Due to this unfortunate incident our plans for the day got revised, so instead of going to Atherstone we just moved up to the water point for a top up and then carried on a short distance to where Chas and Ann are moored between bridges 32 & 33. By the time we got moored up the sun was blazing down on us so an executive decision was made to break out the picnic table and chairs with morning, afternoon tea’s and lunch all being held out on the towpath. Hurrah for summer, bring it on.

The day turned out not to be a total disaster as I got a few jobs done and our winter boots were cleaned and stowed away until next winter.

1588 locks, 3388 miles, 59 Tunnels, 44 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

2 comments:

Jill and Graham said...

Hi Dot and Derek,
Now that is just posing, and if you carry on doing that sought of thing at this time of year, you'll put a curse on the weather for the rest of the year.
Leaks are at bay, shower completely leak free so far, have stemmed the leak from the calorifier, new one arriving with daughter on Sunday.
regards
Graham and Jill

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jill and Graham
Positive thinking, We start as we intend to carry on. Time we had a decent summer again.
Our leaks are now all fixed hope yours will be soon too.
Take care Dot