Saturday, 26 June 2010

It looks great.

0 locks, 2.55 Miles. Now moored at Hillmorton.

The carpet layer (Liam) was on time this morning and wasted no time in getting the carpet down. Even with just the lounge completed there was a complete transformation and a warm cosy glow about it. Approx: 2 hours later and the job was finished but Liam had time for a quick cuppa before heading off to do a bathroom job.

001 Wow, What a difference 2 hours can make

All day today there has been a procession of old working barges going past all heading for this week-ends Historic Working Boat Rally at Braunston. One of them turned out to be Peter on the coal/diesel boat Bletchley. As he was stopping to refuel the boat behind us I took advantage of the situation and had our tank topped up with a meagre 26 litre’s.

A short time later there was a knock on the boat with the comment “Are you the Kiwi’s?” It turned out to be the gentleman who had found Dot’s phone yesterday. As he knew the name of the boat he decided to come down to the canal to see if he could find us and return the phone, bless his cotton socks. It just goes to show there are some good people out there.

With the carpet down and Dot’s phone back in her possession it was time to head to Clifton Cruisers for a much needed pump out. Upon arrival at Clifton Cruisers we found everybody busy sorting out 2 hire boats so I finished up doing the pump out myself to save time. Needless to say I gave the tank a thorough flushing. From there it was a short and very hot cruise down to Hillmorton where moorings were to be found in short supply. Because of this we are closer to the locks than usual.

2233 locks, 4318.97 miles, 94 tunnels, 131 swing bridges and 58 lift bridges since Nov 2006

1 comment:

Chas and Ann said...

Be sure to book a table for Sunday lunch at the Bistro.
We are heading north out of Braunston and hope to see you both soon.