Sunday, 26 October 2014


We have spent the weekend at Tixall Wide chilling out.. It's a lovely spot here, popular with boats fishermen and ramblers. I fitted a new inline fresh water filter and have had the paint brushes out to repaint the top rubbing strake in Hammerite Smooth. I have been trialling it to see if it is more robust than ordinary gloss black, it is not, nothing is going to stick when rubbing along concrete and the masonry found around locks, it's only advantage being that it doesn't require a primer or an undercoat.

We have used the satellite TV  over the weekend, probably more than the previous 7 months put together.

Today (Sunday) we did move down to Haywood marina to get rid of the dumpables and to the Junction for water. On the way back to Tixall Wide we offered a lift to a guy struggling down the towpath with a gas bottle and drum of diesel which he gratefully excepted.

Haywood Junction where the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal joins the Trent and Mersey canal

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