Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Great Haywood

We have continued northwards along familiar but fantastic countryside, we have moored at Great Haywood insight of Shugborough Hall. A very pleasant Sunday lunch was enjoyed at the nearby Clifford Arms where we met up with Roly, Bev, Cathy & Martin. 

Watch the birdie

Colourful working boats

Sails in the landscape

Serene scene.

Inquisitive youngster.

Famous grouse

I have been suspecting for some time that the leisure battery alternator I fitted last year has not been performing well. I put a meter on it today and found that the output is low at tick over and disappears to nil when the engine is revved. So a dud then ... unfortunately, although it's only been fitted to the engine for less than a year, I purchased it as a spare two years ago so out of manufactures warranty. No matter I will take it for repair at first opportunity I get. The solar panels will keep the battery's in good charge till then.

Moved a short distance today onto the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, to moor at Tixall.

Aqueduct over the river Trent

Tixall mooring.

Fitted one of these double sockets with USB chargers in the saloon today, will come in handy for phones and tablets.

1 comment:

Mrs. Jaqueline Biggs said...

Lovely to see your boat moored at Tixall. It was one of Les' favorite places and mine too. He would have found your fitting of the new double socket with USB chargers fascinating and it would no doubt have given him the idea he could (and should) do the same.

I am cruising slowly northward--slow being the main idea. Nine months without cruising and knee surgery five months ago make it a necessity and that is fine; it is just so good to be moving once again.

Take care of each other,

Jaq x