We have been back in the marina for the last week, while there I have been catching up with some maintenance tasks, the engine boards have been painted, inside hatch doors and rear doors varnished. I also changed the two engine alternator belts, the one below was in a sorry state.
I bought new ones from the local car parts shop for £6.99 each, Midland Chandlers wanted a whopping £18.50 for each one.
This activity has been intermingled with some time out with friends.
We are now back out on the canal chugging along the T&M towards Tixall for a few days, it's cold enough for hats gloves and thermals - for this crew at least - who have not been in temps hovering around zero for a couple of years. Which has reminded me that it is time to renew the antifreeze in FL's cooling system.
|Early morning bovines|
This could almost be canal art for Halloween
|Trick or treat!|