Change of Plans

Back to boating and the four letter word – work.

Whilst we were away in Penrith the boat was in Rugby having its bottom blacked. David at Hillmorton Boatyard did a good job at £6.50 a foot (inclusive of vat) in a dry dock – which is very reasonable.

Now we are back on the boat we have decided to make our way up towards Nottingham, to meet up wiith Paul’s Dad at the end of the month. Paul and I are rather behind in our work, and Paul has to travel for a couple of meetings so needs access to trains. So we are now moored at Hawksbury Junction near Coventry. Fortunately the 80’s temperatures have faded and it is much cooler and overcast, so we can sit and work at our laptops ( don’t feel too sorry for us).

Before we left Rugby we met up with Pete and Di (owners of our Banbury mooring) who were on their way back from the Historic Boat gathering at Braunston. Here is a photo of their tug/ice breaker (Oxford No 1) in what is thought to be original livery. Pete has been restoring the boat, a six year project so far (I think).

Pete’s tug

Oh and Jet is a bight of a nightmare round here with all the rubbish – he loves beer cans and rips them up. Not too good an idea as he cuts his gums, stupid boy!

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