|photo 1: canal or towpath?|
|photo 2: canal or towpath?|
|photo 3: canal or towpath?|
We went to St. Augustine's Church in Rugeley this morning. A robed choir isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it. I had gone to the choir vestry to ask for a copy of the setting (the parts of the liturgy set to music) before the service began, and I'm glad I did as I didn't know it (by Sumsion). The sermon, on values, was good.
We went to a newly-opened "carvery express" for lunch: good size portions of "pulled" pork or "pulled" turkey with loads of veg for £4.95 each. We hadn't been back on the boat long before today's dose of rain came - that's when I took the pictures above. Photo 1 is of the towpath; photo 2 is the canal and photo 3 is the towpath. No photos of ducks!
This evening, when the rain had finally stopped, I took up the deck boards and emptied the overflowed stern gland drip-catcher, then mopped up the bilge. I thought it would be a good idea to check the operation of the bilge pump and was concerned when it gave out a loud, high-pitched squeal when switched on. I know I was running it "dry", but it sounded like bearings had gone. The integral float switch also seemed dodgy. I'll have to get another one - and quickly!