Sunday, 21 April 2013

On board

Good luck cards and pressies on board  from our friends 

We had a good night in the Narrowboat Inn and  awoke to glorious sunshine we ordered  ' The Works' breakfast which consisted of bacon ,sausage, black pudding, poach eggs ,tomatoes, mushrooms, hash browns toast, orange juice and tea. We were going to need it it would be a very long tiring day.

10 o'cock we met with Steve and Diane who were the previous owners of Festina and they showed us around the intricacies of the boat this took us till midday. Then we unloaded all our belongings out of the car and onto the boat at first we didn't think we would get it all in but Festina is full of nooks and granny's and we haven't used all the stowage space yet. I then spent about 2 hours putting together one of the chairs that had been sent flat packed to the brokerage by Debenhams for us.

Had a  slight worry when the loo wouldn't flush but one of the guys from the brokerage identified that one of the stop cocks hadn't been turned back on so panic over (I'll be learning for a while methinks)

After filling with diesel and water we reversed across to the other side of the canal to moor ,well I say reversed but it was a bit like a jerky side ways crabbing sort of motion but we made it all 20 feet of it.
Then of to Tesco to get bedding, cutlery, plates, cups, saucepans and a frying pan, got back on board at 2030hrs to late to cook so back to the Pub for a steak and sparkling water for Sue and tender pork loin and Bombardier ale for me.

Had a good night sleep on board Sue made us a bacon sandwich and the rest of the morning was spent putting all the  Tesco goods away and building up the second chair. Then a trip into Birmingham to pick up a generator I purchased on eBay. Pork chops for tea were excellent and its 2000hrs and  I'm just about to suggest to Sue we go for a drink in the pub .. I wonder if we will!

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