Well, the water tank is dry, and has been for 2 days now. The fuel tank is almost dry and were expecting Dusty the fuel boat to come though some day soon… We have also been waiting to get the car back, so were safe to move the boat – which was done this morning, so once Dusty calls on us this morning, were good to resume normal service!
Dusty came through as promised and arrived here this morning.. we did have a little bit of a bet when they started fuelling both tanks.. I said 160 litres.. they said it would be a lot less.. well.. as well as the tanks, there were the 2 5l jerry cans that were also empty.. so that should be 170litres.. guess who knows their boat best 🙂
And as were not going far for a while, were justified in having it all as domestic usage at £0.70/l 😉 Now that were fuelled, we need to get moving to a water point to get some water in the tank – due to not having water or fuel, the washing mountain has grown considerably, and we need to start making a dent!
Slat mill lock gave us a bit of grief.. It seems that the repair they did to this some weeks ago to help keep the water in didn’t stretch as far as the bottom gate, and the sluice paddle looks to have become disconnected from the connecting rod, and is hanging off, blocking the gate from opening all the way..
Eventually were at the water point in Cropredy, the tank is filled (which took quite a while) and were onto tonight’s mooring spot. I did wander up and have a look, and it looked to be totally full, with a small space that we may get the boat into.. so we set off, came up the lock, checked and no – boat wont fit.. so onward, and thankfully, just before the old swing bridge, and the end of the run there is a space big enough for us for tonight.