so to bring this up to date, we got hold of a core plug and nick fitted it,checked it didn't leak then topped with anti-freeze ready for the cold nights ahead, bought 3 new fire extinguishers for the BSS ready for jim coming this weekend, so jim arrived to do the BSS when he got to the gas part he said we had a leak, after 30 minutes of trying to sort it out he discovered it was his gas hose connector that was split "phew" so turns out our supply was ok, so BBS passed for another 4 years, as it was nick's birthday we had a little friend and family gathering at ragley, it was great to see old friends again.
With all good intentions of moving up the T&M it was not to be, we have a slight problem with a leaking core bung in the engine so had to sit around waiting for chris to pick us up tomorrow so we can get a new one, they are not expensive only being 50p each but probably going to take nick all day to remove it and fit the new one as it;s in an awkward place, apart from that there's been nothing happening apart from the weather which can't make it's mind up, we have booked the BSS once that's done we are going to meet some friends at ragley for nicks birthday once the engine is sorted..
As you will see i have changed the layout to something a little different, not much to say really, just that we went to midland chandlers on friday to get stuff for the BSS which is due soon, so that saved us a few bob, we are staying on the T&M till the end of the month in various places as i have to visit my mum and perm her hair before we set off again, plus i want to see a few old friends and hopefully have my grandaughter for a couple of days. hope you like the new layout, if not oh well!!! :)
well after the episode with the elsan at Bishop's Meadow Lock i decided to phone CRT and see what was going on, i was informed that the "tank" is going to stay as they do not intend to fix the elsan point for the foreseeable future as there is a problem with the cesspit, anyway we went back down the soar to kegworth where chris picked us up so we could go visit the grandkids and my mother, nick did some fishing but the water is so low and not flowing at all that he caught nothing, the weirs are not even causing a flow.
So now is the time to move off the river as there is heavy rain and thunderstorms forcast so we headed off down the soar and up the trent to the Trent & Mersey, we were going to head for ragley but the rain became too heavy so we moored short of it,we cant hang around as we need to be at mercia for the freaky friday tomorrow, oh well never mind there will be another time.