The cat Tooty went out at 4.30am and when we surfaced he still wasn't back. We wanted to leave early so we had a chance of getting a mooring on Easter Sunday at All Oaks near Brinklow. Del sorted out Derwent6 for casting off and Al was rattling the tin of treats calling the cat. Tooty soon came bounding back as he knew where his bread was buttered. We still can't get over our new batteries.. When we looked on our phones we were at 82% and had loads of stuff on till 11.00pm last night. The Solar was already topping up the batteries and when we set off they were at 88%. When the engine was started the solar turned itself off and the alternator charged the batteries in about one hours cruising and then that turned off at 100% and the Solar's came back on and went onto float.
It was great to be cruising again even though we have done this stretch loads of times, but not with these Solar panels on the roof..
We pushed on till we got to All Oaks moorings, and our timing was right as there were about four moorings to choose from. We picked the one which would get the most sun of course!