Well we knew the weather wasn't going to be all that, but it has felt like it hasn't stopped raining for three days solid.. We have been warm and snug inside Derwent6 with the fire on and heating if we felt we needed it.. The batteries haven't had any solar to talk about so we have had to run the engine for a couple of hours over these three days. This is still a massive improvement compared to the length of time we were running the engine before.
So Al has been into Berkhamsted for a day while Del pottered around doing some engine room sorting.. We have misplaced a testing light for checking feeds (live wires) on Derwent6. We have had a starting problem where the ignition lights dim, but the starter doesn't turn on the engine.. Del thinks it might be the ignition switch, and brought one just in case it turned out to be that, and put it with the testing lamp in a safe place.. Well we can't find both items, they are gone, disappeared, vanished, and we had the fault again when we tried to start the engine, but was unable to test the wiring. It seems to happen once in a blue moon, but we are sure as the winter closes in this fault will rear up..
On the Saturday it was raining again and we got the train down to London.. Not wanting to walk in the rain, we decided to get the bus to Berkhamsted and got the train from there..
We then went to Highbury Corner and met up with friends Maxine and Graham and Zoe and Greg, in a pub close to the station.. We then moved on for food in the Brewhouse and Kitchen, which was very nice.
Some nice ales were drunk and we then went to The Garage venue where we were seeing a couple of guys we all liked called The Pierce Brother's, and we managed to get right on the barriers..
We had another quick beer afterwards and then all split in different directions back home..