As we were coming along the Coventry Canal a week ago I was surprised to see a gravestone by the water's edge.
In other news, our postal votes still have not turned up in Rugeley. We're getting concerned that we'll miss out on having our say about Europe. We couldn't even go home to vote if we wanted to, as once a postal vote has been issued you cannot vote in person.
And I have succeeded in replacing the bilge pump. I took the opportunity to clean the dusty, rusty dirty bottom of the sump and give it a dose of Fertan. The new pump has a different method of detecting water than the old one. The original pump has an integral mechanical float switch. The replacement, a Rule-Mate RM750A, has "state-of-the-art water sensing technology". This probably means an electronic switch - hall effect? - and a relay. I expect it draws a small amount of current all the time now, which the old one didn't. And that's from the engine battery. Oh well. No photo as I didn't think of it until after I'd replaced the deck boards.
And finally ... it didn't rain today! It tried, at about 1700, but it came to nothing. It got a bit chilly this evening, so much so that a neighbouring boat has lit its stove! Too warm on Jubilee for that.
I really hope our votes appear tomorrow. We've "done" Rugeley now and want to move on.
Iron Men looking out to sea - We left Derwent6 at 11.00am and walked up to central station where we got the train towards Southport. Al had always wanted to see Antony Gormley's Iron me...
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