Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Before work began ...

 ... it was beautifully tranquil and quiet in the early morning sun ...

 ... after the rain, hustle and bustle, noise and mud yesterday when we had the now redundant grey water tank removed from Rock n Roll at Streethay Wharf ...





... and then the did day begin!

The boatyard lads were having problems turning this boat past ours ...





... so George went out to help by bow hauling it along our gunwale.





Just missed the galley window!




A few interesting boats around here too .....  the butty Ethel ...





... couldn't see the name on this one ...





... and GUCC Fulbourne



... and Granny Buttons arrived to moor in front of us in the dark last night ... but no signs of life Andrew Denny this morning when we left.





Alrewas River Section is open as normal - but not from here! 

Fradley Junction Botton Lock is undergoing repair and is closed ...






Men at work ... 







Not a view we see often - apparently there is an open day for visitors this coming weekend if anyone out there is in the area!



We've collected water from the top of the Coventry Canal and turned left onto the Trent and Mersey Canal heading north.

More working boats here too ...

BW Merchant




... FMC Minnow






and FMC Dove and Archilles






Two locks today Fradley Middle Lock and Shadehouse Lock in the distance ...
... where I spy a lovely mooring just before that last boat - perfect!

All the hard work has been done now in relation to the installation of the composting toilet and the removal of the pump-out system; we're now left with the tidying up!  

We did an ok deal with the boatyard making Rock n Roll a bit lighter and our pockets a bit heavier - an all round deal!

We had to empty the wardrobe onto the dining table to enable the old pump-out hoses and pipes to be removed and I've been varnishing the insides of the wardrobe this morning; they're still a bit sticky so will have to wait until tomorrow before putting it all back together again because we're off to the Mucky Duck just now for a pint and a pie steak - lovely!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment