And what a miserable day to start the holiday cruise to the Thames on! I booked 2 weeks of for a gentle day after day run through Braunston and then down to Brentford.. and what do we have from the Met Office.. 5 days of rain – typical!
Even though its a day with a difference.. somethings still stay the same – we need to call in at Cropredy for “the works”.. Diesel, Gas, Water & a pump out!
The new batteries were fitted a few days ago – and all was going so well until I fitted the display unit for the battery monitor and nothing.. sometimes a signal from the sender that’s on the negative to the batteries.. sometimes not.. it flashed a few times with the voltage and amps – but since then, we get a signal, but nothing but zeros.. so it looks like the sender unit is kaput. Doesnt even work next to it using a USB cable – so next month, a new monitor is now on the shopping list, along with a stronger sender unit (there is a YouTube video on how to upgrade these Chinese things and fir a better transmitter – so that’s what I’m going to look to do)
First.. Post office run (by Dawson) and a Tesco big shop by both of us!
And its a last farewell to Hennef way… were the last here – everyone else has already gone, or done their relocate before the CRT inspector comes past and records who is moored here.
And the first lock of the journey…
And someone WILL have their photo taken 😀
Anna has also been hedge hopping whilst were going through locks – I have yet to build the “wish list” of photos that I should stop and collect as I spot them.. but no doubt it will be assembled soon!
Into Cropredy (yes, with this wind!) and its 2 tanks of diesel, a pump out, 6kg Gas bottle, a full water tank and an empty rubbish pile!!
Talking about Cropredy Marina.. it didn’t take long to start filling the new pound of theirs!
Up through Broadmoor Lock – and they finished the new build.. previously coming past, this was a building site or simply just hoarding – but it looks pretty good, and they managed to not destroy the tree’s whilst building it. Nice job!
Along with the usual boats between Broadmoor and Varney’s Locks..
Then on past Clattercote Wharf – still with its on-line mooring..
And it’s time to call it a day.. With some very confused cat’s – wondering why were not somewhere they are used to..