We walked to Christ Church in Brownsover for their 1030 service this morning. It's a newish building, only about 25 years old, in the middle of a large housing estate. During the lively service the curate, Steve Gold, talked about the new town being built on the site of the former radio masts at Hillmorton and the opportunity for "mission" it presents.
Walking back to the boat we saw that Maffi had arrived on the moorings, so the three of us went for a good lunch at the Harvester pub. The waitress couldn't believe that we didn't know about the "free" (and "unlimited") salad that you help yourself to with each meal. Needless to say, I piled my bowl high with some of all the different salad items.
I got the waitress to take a photo of us.
We all went back to Jubilee for a cup of tea; Maffi proved very capable of splicing a rope for me. I then discovered that what I had thought was one rope was, in fact, two. Maffi took the other one back to his boat to splice there.
One last photo from today is of a boat moored on the short arm leading to Rugby Wharf. Yes, it has an interesting name.
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