Rewind a little first though - On Saturday morning, we took a drive up to visit my parents. It was good to see how well my dad is recovering. He's still very frail, and a shadow of his former self but he's managing quite well considering how close the grim-reaper came. Mother on the other hand is having far greater mobility issues now and there is the risk of dad injuring himself if/when she falls. That "red button" HAS to be the first port of call and I hope they have to sense to use it.
On return from there and back on the home moorings - well actually on the visitor moorings further up the cut... (a bit farther/further? away from the racket a music festival was making over the hill), we set to and did a few chores.
(by we I mean me... Andy went to Ikea with Wendy to buy things neither boat really needed lol)...
First job was to seal up the work top against the larder cupboard. This failing only came to light a week or so ago when we were passing down the Bingley flight - it was a lovely sunny day so all the portholes were open on vent (actually - to be honest, they are open year round).... anyway, in one of the lock chambers I noticed a
So that's done now.
Also, whilst moored in the relative shade on the other side, I rubbed down a few battle scars and slapped some paint on to make it match again.
During either the walk or subsequent
We're going to have to take care a bit further up though as a couple of locks show as only being 57' long and Memory Maker is a 60'footer. Research has shown other boats that length have managed it - diagonally so we'll just have lock 'Ellis' through first, tie up and then go back and have a person on front/rear ropes diagonally. We don't rush so we should be safe enough.
So we're off to Ripon now... we're all very excited.
Until next time...