We have enjoyed having Alan’s Dad on the boat and he has enjoyed the change of scene. We have also been having a break from TV and have instead been playing steadily through our music collection and reading through the vast number of books piled around the boat. Last night we played dominoes and we might bring a Scrabble set back from home.
This morning Alan and I walked along to Bushes Lock and today there was work in progress. One of the construction team confirmed that the lock will indeed be opened by Saturday when we want to move along with family members who are visiting. It’s impressive that they seem so reliable at keeping to the timetable for lock repairs.
Like other boats moored here we will be looking out for the diesel boat when the lock opens. We have sufficient diesel for running the engine for a fair while but our fire was faltering yesterday as it does when the fuel drops below a certain level. Today we had to pump the fuel through in order to light the fire; usually a messy business but today there was minimal spillage.
Statistics so far:-
2158.63 Miles, 1243 Locks, 120 Swing Bridges, 82 Lift Bridges, 36 Tunnels