With temperatures around 30C forecast at midday we decided on an early start leaving the mooring at 7.45 with no fixed destination, just planning to stop at noon. Before we left a lady going past on nb Anna Claire called out to Jan that they were blog readers and something was mentioned about the shine on the boat. Bless you….. it’s the other side that has been cleaned and polished. You were looking at the dirty side!Hartshill was/is a CRT facility and from the signage it’s obviously been here some time.
Just after passing Springwood Haven Marina we came upon a moored hire boat. The crew saw us and frantically attempted to get underway to be in front. Their efforts came to a sudden halt when the steerer realized he’d left the tiller arm in the front cabin. LOL
We had no desire to stop at Nuneaton having not forgotten all the dog faeces from our previous two visits. This time the steerer on nb Waka Nui 2 informed us he though there was a shopping trolley under the next bridge as he passed us. We glided slowly under the bridge and missed it. This time we didn’t miss the Police Phone Box.
Or perhaps it’s the Tardis!
Always looking for something interesting at Charity Dock. This time it was Batman and Robin.
Meanwhile Jan has seen Nessie on the roof of a boat moored opposite.
By now it was 11am and starting to get hot. Jan noticed a couple of topless boaters going in the opposite direction and wanted to know why she couldn’t do the same. Do we want frost! Meanwhile some of her relatives kept quiet as we motored past.
Apparently this is one of my relatives
We arrived at the Hawkesbury Junction 7 Day moorings around noon to fine two vacant spots. We immediately grabbed one and the other was taken shortly thereafter.
The afternoon has been spent watching sweaty boaters pass by from the luxury of our air conditioned boat. Yes, Jan is sitting in the fridge and I have my head in the freezer box. The fridge and freezer have certainly worked hard this afternoon. The battery went from 100% at noon to 90% at 6pm. That’s when I went out and finished the wash, T-Cut and polish to the port side. It’s looking good whilst I look very hot and sweaty. You might notice some of the ink in the lettering has run. It Is my sweat dripping onto the keyboard.