Friday, 28 September 2012

The Big One (25-2)

Friday the 28th of September 2012

Dutch Riverside to Sykehouse Junction

A bit of a lay in today we were not up and about until 9:30. I started to get the boat ready to move. First it was a fill up of the water tank which had become quite low. Then to fill up the diesel tank at Goole Boathouse Marina. I saw that there was a boat moored on the fuel point. I had a word with them and asked if they would move a bit further down so that I could get onto the fuel point. I said I would be about half an hour before I needed to move to the fuel point. 

I was amazed when I got a point blank refusal. The excuse used was that they were waiting for someone to repair the boat. There was easily enough room for two boats in front. There was no problem with the boats engine which was running and the prop was in forward. I was in no mood for a confrontation - life is a bit to short for that. One of the boaters in the marina said that the same boat had spent most of last winter moored in the same place. With an "engine" problem. So the marina missed the chance to sell about 100 litres of diesel. C'est la vie!

We paid a visit to a couple of apple trees and a pear tree that we knew about alongside the canal. However we were disappointed as the fruit was in poor condition this year. So we gave a miss to any chance of a slice of home made apple pie. 

Just after 6pm some boating friends we keep bumping into turned up on their boat Mary A. Last time we saw them was down in Birmingham at Gas Street Basin. Like us one of their favourite stopping places is Sykehouse Junction.

Tonight's Sunset

I have created a poll that will run between now and the 1st of January 2013. It's not very scientific. Its a simple question "Will CART Succeed". You have three choices Yes, Unsure and No. Now you can vote for one of the three choices. If you change your mind before the poll closing date. You can come back and change your vote. (I wish we could do that for politicians) You will find the poll option on the right hand side just below the members pictures.

Daily Total
Miles: 6.2
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 1.7

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1291.7
Locks: 866
Swing / Lift Bridges: 161
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2468.7


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