Monday, 3 October 2011

Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 7)

Summer/Autumn Cruise 2011 (Week 7)
Monday October 3rd
Day 43

A late start as the boat needed to be brought up out of the water and onto the slipway. The pressure wash started straight away and I was surprised that the freshwater mussels loosened off the hull were then thrown back into the canal.

The hull was in a very good condition after the rigours of last winter with little sign of any rust. The blacking team remarked on the good condition of the steelwork. In a few places the old blacking was removed by the force of the pressure washer to reveal bright clean steel underneath. This prompted the question was the hull made of stainless steel. The weather was good with a warmish breeze and so the boat dried off in no time at all. Soon the first of three layers of blacking were being applied to the hull.

We waited for our friends John and Tracy to pick us up, to return home for the day. The dogs were lifted down from the boat and along with a huge pile of washing and were unceremoniously bundled into the back of the car.

Soon we arrived home and the adobe ritual quickly began. I did a few chores like catch up on various bits of paperwork. A few phone calls to various people also needed to be made. It was good to be back home even if it was only for one night.

Daily Total
Distance: 0 Miles.
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 1965.8

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