We enjoyed a leisurely cruise to Fazeley this morning, stopping at David and Mary's for coffee (both) and lunch (just David), on board. On the way I photographed the work boats at the usual place between the aqueduct and Fazeley Junction.
I am intrigued by the numbers on the side. Are they centimetres, showing the draught of the boat?
D+M kindly invited us for tea which was very tasty. Jan made a coffee and walnut cake for pudding. Also very tasty.
When we returned to the boat we found our Nicholson's Guide 3 swimming in a puddle of water on the table. The rain had been so heavy that it had bounced off the roof and in through the mushroom vent. Fortunately this doesn't seem to have happened with the vent over the bed. Equally - or even more - fortunately the computer wasn't on the table, and my camera, which was on the table, remained dry as it just missed the puddle. One thing it shows, though, is that the boat isn't listing any more! I have interleaved half a roll of paper towel between the pages of the Nicholson's in an attempt to dry it out. We'll be needing the worst-affected section tomorrow, the Trent and Mersey, which is at the back of the book and therefore the wettest.
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