Friday, November 16, 2012

Looks like our luck just ran out

We left at 9.00am this morning with a blanket of fog in front of us.
As we got to the top lock at Hillmorton they were in our favour. We got to the middle lock and they were working on the same lock as they were last year. "Oh they cocked it up last year mate, and we're having to put it right" the guy said.
They were fitting a new gate and we've got to say we like the slogans they have cut into them.
We got rid of our rubbish and made our way down the last lock. We then took it nice and easy up to Clifton. We love this time of year as it is so quiet and peaceful. We got moored up, lit the fire, and then had lunch.
In the afternoon Del was back out on his bike and Al reading again. All was going well until we were watching telly in the evening, and the water pump started running. Del rushed to the stern and soon found the calorifier squirting out water from its middle, seems like our luck has run out.
The first thing was to turn the water off from the pump by tripping it's power source, and then shutting down the calorifier. We now only have cold water, and Del will investigate tomorrow, but it looks expensive.....

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