Thursday, 5 April 2012

Settling in again

Set out from home about 3.15. Amazing what we managed to get in the car. About 30 minute delay on the M40 for a vehicle that seemed to have lost a wheel. Stopped for tea at the Harvester, but they were going to keep us waiting half an hour, so we had a McDonald's instead.

Plenty of electricity on the meter when we arrived, so presumably a bill to settle with the marina tomorrow.

Everything on board seems OK. The temporary water-proofing of the window seems to have kept out most of the rain. Significant reflux in the toilet, in spite of the new valve we fitted. Ran the central heating all evening – the boat soon warmed up.

New SIM in the dongle worked straight away.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


Paid Engineering for de-winterising. Weather looks appalling at the marina, and the temperature down to 1 or 2ยบ.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Ready for Spring

Engineering have done the de-winterising. £60 to pay. The marina want to see the boat licence and insurance certificate.