Wednesday was forecast to be an improvement so we set off when we though the worst of the rain had gone through. We used the sani station and went up to Sainsburys in Gloucester to do a stock up.
Luckily their trolleys are not the sort that wont go past a certain point so I was able to get right up to Petroc. However I had to call for Geoff''s assistance on the last leg as the trolleys don't steer very well on rough ground...it needs one at the front and one at the rear when loaded!!
We then turned round to find a suitable mooring for the night. We had arranged to call in at A&D Marine Services by Hemstead Bridge. Our shower has developed a fault.......no hot water.....which I am not keen to live with. It doesn't seem to bother Geoff as much...
At first it was thought that it was a minor problem but further investigation indicated that the thermostat had gone. Peter at the boatyard was extremely helpful and they would have been willing to fit the new one but that means us hanging around until the spare part arrives and it is bank holiday weekend........twas ever thus.
So I am resigned to luke warm or even cold showers until for at least two weeks. !!!
We had thought we might have a visit from Boe during the next couple of weeks but the thought of no hot showers is likely to deter her.
|Moored adjacent to Sims bridge behind a pretty sailing yacht..|
a sight not often seen on the canals.