Friday, 16 September 2016

The longest day and come to Fradley

So the latter first....

Part of my long day yesterday was a 6am start to drive to work from the boat - 20 miles. What a difference a few days makes, during the school holidays Fradley was a hive of boating activity. Yesterday at first light and some mist.....


Also there are currently 5 moorings on our stretch that are up for auction, buy now or will be up soon. I don't mind if you do not come as our mooring prices are based on the going rate so as the rates are lowered to get moorers the lower our mooring rates in the future - do you believe that?

Early in and early away from work then collect the dog/cat then off to the Seven Bridge to collect the stove I brought on Ebay....



Percy came with a 'Brake van stove' and I have been seeking one out ever since the old one rusted through .... I took this photo of one in situ when we walked the Cromford canal recently - it is in a brake van at the bottom of High Peak junction where the boats and wagons used to tranship cargo....




From the Seven Bridge (well a small village just below it ) I drove another two and a half hours to the cottage on the south coast. The trip took me through some epic thunder and rain storms with fork lightening and torrential rain and flooded roads. So, 270 miles for the day, but at least I have a back stove. Just need to get the stove pipe sorted then I can go winter cruising in warmth !!

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