Sunday, 6 April 2014

Kings Bromley to wyvern marina on the Erewash

So, we left Kings Bromley yesterday, Saturday 5th April.  Crewing were myself and frien Angus.  The job is to get her to the Erewash for her blacking a a wee bit of minor welding.

We had expected poor weather but have been very lucky.  A little rain yesterday was all we got.

Last night we stayed in Willington and headed to the Rising Sun for a beer, heading for the Dragon for dinner.  On arrival at the Dragon we learn its full and the restaurant "greeter" was appalling in her manner so leaving was no loss.  Back to the Rising Sun and we discover they do Thai food.  I tell you not, it was delicious, so thank you to the stroppy greeter we have found a gold mine.  Would I go back to the Dragon?  No chance except for beer.  

We set off this morning at 8 am and made Sawley flood lock by 13:45, a very good trip, Stensons lock was the same, horrible.

I just tried the Ross satellite system, a royal pain so I am going to buy a proper job and have it fitted.  You get what you pay for so I am investing in an auto tuning jobby.

A few piccies of Sawley

A bit grey but surprisingly warm.  On the generator at present and all is well.

More tomorrow, if time permits.