This morning Jan made a 3rd trip to Tesco whilst I walked to the Rugeley Re-cycling Centre with 10 litres of used engine oil. I was hoping they would allow pedestrians to enter the site. When I tried to dispose of the engine oil at the Plank Lane re-cycling centre earlier this year they wouldn’t allow pedestrians to enter. Fortunately today I was able to enter without difficulty.
On the way back I stopped at Screwfix for a couple of items. The next service is due in 100 hours and I plan to stop at Tamworth where I can buy another 10 litres of oil from Halfords. The manual states you can put any CF grade 15W/40 oil into the engine but I prefer to use a high grade oil in the hope it will extend the life of the engine.
After lunch I masked up more of the port handrail before rubbing it back and applying a first topcoat of alpha red. Whilst doing this a passing pedestrian said “Hello” and then “Do you remember me?” His face was very familiar but I couldn’t remember where we had last met. He reminded me it was on the Thames last year. It was John from nb SamSara, who occasionally reads the blog, and I think we met at Abingdon!