The day started off cold, grey and windy. Nikki, Izzie & Roxie arrived at about 10:30. We strted to take them for a short trip, but the weather wasn’t good, so we turned round. By lunchtime the sun was out and it was warm enough for another barbecue.

After lunch Izzie spent a while feeding the ducks, and then we all got into Nikki’s car and she took us home to pick up our car. The plan was to then drive to Swansea to see Rod Stewart in concert at the Liberty Stadium.

We had gone less that half a mile in Heddi’s Smart car when the was a loud bang. I thought that it was a stone flying up off the road, but when the steering wheel was turned hard there was a crunching noise. We took it to Kwik-fit where a very helpful guy jacked it up and found that a front spring had broken!

I didnt fancy driving 150 miles on the motorway with a broken spring. So we called Nikki and then drove to Patchway and borrowed her car. It was getting a bit late now, but we made it to Swansea in time and had a great evening at the concert with Rod.

It was just after 1 o’clock by the time we got back to the boat after swapping cars again at Nikki’s house.

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