After all the wind and the rain last night.. I came out from the boat expecting to see not a lot left on the roof! But thankfully all the pots were still there, even if a few were now on their side. However: The tall pot on the bow was no where to be seen.. so its gone over and in the river.
Thankfully – its a metal plant pot.. so its out with the magnet and lets see if we can locate it. After a bit of sploshing with the magnet – found, located and dragged it to the side where I could try to lift it out. Its now back on the bow – TIED to the tunnel light bracket – as there is even more wind and rain expected today – and losing this mid river is something I don’t want to have happen..
Celeste and Dawson were doing a lot of the piloting today.. letting me get on with work – only coming up when needed..
The approach to Clifton lock had a new feature.. but not one that we want to ever experience..
It wasn’t even the weather that caused it.. it was “just a piece of junk” and “A bad buy”.
And that’s why if you buy a boat.. you ALWAYS have a survey done before parting with the money!
Now.. I’m not stating anything about the name.. but.. “No Progress II”.. or something like that… hmmm..
We got to Abingdon-on-Thames and pulled in so that a shop run could be done – at which point we found that the trolley was also lost overboard last night – so that’s a new shopping trolley needed as well! This has now turned into an overnight stay and we should be moving on again tomorrow.