Having gotten to Market Drayton, we had a lazy start and after a quick walk back into town to get some Pepsi-max (other carbonated soft drinks are available) that was on offer in Iceland (the freezer shop - not country (although carrying it back it felt like it might have been) ) we chugged round to the marina to top up the diesel, get some more anti-freeze and de-ionized water for the batteries.
Changing the coolant and topping up the batteries is on my "un-written" list so now at least I CAN get around to doing it when i find it!
We quite liked Market Drayton... we'll spend more time here at some point in the future.
It annoyed me thinking back, that at Norbury Junction (a couple of hours chugging behind) I'd spotted a sign saying "LAST DIESEL & SERVICES FOR 10 HOURS CRUISING"... cheeky beggers.
Topping up (at 76p a litre) we then went over to the water point and topped the tank again - whilst there, I spotted the pump-out machine was on "pause" and it was a shame we couldn't' make use of it... well we could have but that would have involved another 2 180 degree turns and half an hours buggering about for just 3 days worth of tank emptying... instead, I walked beck to the boat behind and told him that it was on pause in case he needed to use it... it turned out he'd just emptied his too... oh well - the intention was there.
Chugging on, towards Audlem, the clouds began to get darker and darker... SOMEONE had checked the weather forecast (I forget which app we're pretending to believe in these days) and it was only a 20 percent chance of rain ...
This video has evidence to the contrary!