Today we got up to brilliant sunshine again.. So after breakfast in the cratch Del was adding some polish to the roof.. As we had to take everything off the roof we thought we would do some other jobs as well..
The plank we have on Derwent6 we have never ever used, that's right never been used.. We have always been able to get close enough to the bank to jump off.. The plank we got from going up the Lee when we first had Derwent6. We managed to find a old scaffold board by a lock.. Del cut it up first to fit on the plank supports and there it has stayed with all the old builders paint on it for the last four years and never moved.. As it had been removed we decided to paint it so it looks a bit more attractive. Lets hope we never have to use it..
Then there was the pole, guess what, we have never had to use a pole. We don't know if we are just lucky or Al has long arms but it's true we have never had to use it.. If you saw it you would see why. We found this at the top of the Watford flight of locks and it was broken but we never had one at all. So we put it on the roof just in case we needed pushing off of something.. Believe us we have never needed it.. So as it was off the roof and not covered by bags of coal or wood we decided to paint that as well... We painted them in Red Oxide and they looked ok and it dried quickly.. Al managed to get all the sheets washed and dried today as well.
It got a bit chilly late in the afternoon so we snuggled inside and ended up lighting the fire.. It may have been because we had a bit too much sun during the day..