Lovely day again today, cool going along but wonderfully warm in the sunshine. Before we left Tixall at 11:30 I drilled out and re-tapped the screw holes for the pumpout fitting. It had been leaking (rainwater in, not ‘contents’ out!) and needed resealing but the brass fixing screws sheared off when I tried to remove it. Heddi touched up the paint below the gunnells.
|Lots of this stuff around at the waters edge, the flowers are very attractive. Is it some sort of Rheum or Gunnera?|
We met up with Andrew & Sheila from Uncle Mort at Acton Trussell. We sat out on the towpath supping wine & beer and nattering for a couple of hours. The conversation ranged over slow cookers, ducklings, amorous horses and much else! It was really warm & comfy there and we didnt want to leave but set off for Penkridge at 3:45. We topped up the water and are now moored by br 85 in lovely evening sunshine.