Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RCR To The Rescue

At Norbury Junction

Yesterday we stayed at Norbury at the end of a long line of boats all the way to the junction. We finally did the other side of the blue on the roof as it was on the towpath side. Ben and I walked back to Gnosall while Eric prepared the roof  for painting. When I came back we painted!

Today we planned to move in the morning but it wasn't to be. We got as far as the BW services and filled and emptied the usual things and then went across to fill up with's much cheaper than Gailey. We didn't try to get fuel at Turner's because of the queue there. Fuel tank full but we weren't going anywhere........strange sounds and no drive. Eric only found a piece of thin rope round the propellor so RCR to the rescue even though we were stuck at Norbury Wharf.  They were good enough to let us stay there until the boat was fixed........many thanks!   The problem was due to a loose Aquadrive which was soon refitted clunks now.

So on the move much later than planned. While RCR fixed the boat Ben and I had a walk to that bridge with the stumpy telegraph pole at the start of the Grub Street Cutting. So glad we didn't break down in the cutting.

Bridge 39, SUC

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