Sunday, 4 May 2014

Ready to cruise???? Not quite

Back to the rural life
After a sunny week the rain decided to arrive for our arrival at Petroc, whilst we unloaded yet again too many belongings.   You would think after 8 years we would have this transfer off to a fine art but yet again a cull took place and we have left a suitcase full of unnecessary clothes in the car.

This is obviously not going to be a smooth water was the first afternoon's problem.   No water means no loo either!   It took a whole afternoon and two strong men  (one of which was not Geoffrey!) to sort out the blocked up pipes etc.  Needless to say some of them were in extremely inaccessible places so there were a lot of mutterings about boat builders.....
The first attempts caused a small flood through the boat so the floor had a good wash and my many towels and tea towels suffered somewhat.
Whilst all this was going on, Geoff's stress levels were rising.   However thanks to Sandy and Phil the problem was eventually resolved.
The next problem is the shower.........plenty of water......but we cannot get rid of it.  The pump initially sprang to life but then decided to from having too little water, we now have too much....... sitting in the shower tray.
This morning I shall try the washing machine for the first problems really come in 3's??
To look on the bright side, the rain disappeared and although the mornings are chilly, the sun is here and we have 5 months of cruising ahead of us.


Bob & Rosie said...

Bon Voyage, hope weather stays good throughout the summer

MortimerBones said...

your public are ITCHING to know where your travels are taking you.....!

MortimerBones said...

Ah! Your public have just noticed you are headed north.