It is happening again. Like when Lawrance left to play golf, last year, the moment he leaves us now on Thursday it suddenly is summer. Temperatures rise immediately, just when I want to do a heap of things that involve hard work. I want to get rid of all the residue (dust) that’s still all over the place. Mixed with coal dust, because we still have the fire going. Well, not for long, because even with the fire on tick-over it is 32°C inside.

I’m at Stafford Boat Club, a very nice place to be. Nice people, a bar. All the amenities, except for a tumble dryer, and wifi doesn’t reach WRT. But, to balance that, they have their own lock.

Stafford Boat Club Lock

Stafford Boat Club Lock

On the other side of the bridge over the entrance is a familiar boat. It’s just visible in the early morning mist. They will be back on Monday.

A Familiar Boat

A Familiar Boat

Because of the temperature I decide to do one part of the boat per day. Walls, furniture and floor. The utility room first, because I also have to do the laundry. Luckily I can use the whirly here, but the more south we get, the harder the water. So when the laundry is dry, everything can stand upright against the wall.

Doing the Laundry

Doing the Laundry

While doing the bedroom I find out that our bedroom radiator is leaking. I already know that the oil cooler front end cap is leaking. I decide to ignore both problems.
I manage to find a (good) hairdresser, and beautician within 10 minutes walking.

Logbook

Logbook

I design and print a logbook for our travels. And I crochet narrowboat plants: they don’t need water and if we hit something, there won’t be any soil on the shelf or the floor.

Narrowboat Plants

Narrowboat Plants

I could stay here forever…

 

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