We have been in Fazeley/Tamworth for several weeks now, moored between some nice residential houses and a primary school.. But all good things must come to an end.. so we need to move on.
Not far though.. water point, back to the marina for a pump out and a bag of coal.. and onto the other side of the junction as I still need access to a car.. not only for work but for CC’s birthday 🙂
We moored up at the 7 day spot.. rings on brickwork (what is it with having a 62ft boat.. the rings are either too far apart.. or too damned close to moor it up sensibly!).. the mooring did seem OK for the first 5 minutes then we found out why there was no-one else here – the RSJ jutting out – running along the whole length of the mooring protecting the brickwork.. 1ft below the waterline.. Every time someone moved on the boat, or the wind rocked the boat.. there was this almighty horrible scraping and grinding noise from the hull.. where that RSJ was scraping off the blacking from the hull.. but.. lets bear with it for a while..
We went down south at the weekend to see Charlie.. pick up the post and the masses of deliveries that were being held by Anna’s dad 🙂 and I finally now have everything I need to start making Anna’s Christmas present.. possibly more on that in later posts ;)..
CC and Dawson went to “Jump Extreme” on Sunday..
And.. I’ve had enough of that damn noise.. if its not the hull scraping.. its my teeth.. so were moving again – even if it is persisting it down.. Only over to the other side of the bridge though.. there are traditional piling and armco there that we can put the chains through (along with a spring line) to match where we need the mooring points to be.. and.. there’s nothing here and were still in walking distance to the chippie.. so we can run the engine till much later in the evening if we need to.. oohhh.. so much better 🙂
Until next week, when we may be moving out from Tamworth continuing onto Atherstone and then into Coventry in November..