Sunday, 10 March 2013

I found my workshop under all that junk.

We've been getting water in the cabin bilge, despite having winterised Freyja, then we noticed a drain hole just above the waterline, Glenda poked the end of a hosepipe into it, and it went in a long way, so we decided to plug it, but, it was windy, no engine, I toyed with tying the step ladders to the handrail and climbing down to it, but after making a wooden bung, I decided to  screw it to a length of batten, then coated it with a liberal coating of Tiger seal, on the 2nd attempt I managed to snap the almost-paired-off plug. It's the white blob just above the waterline. Fingers crossed................

I started the process of digging my workshop from under all the of the crud that had built up, adding some extra cupboards and brackets, I can now see my workbenches and find stuff without sweat.

My nice tidy workshop, now complete with a freezer that was rescued, minus it's door, from the marina scrapheap, now fixed and working fine. ;o)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Canal pubs and their canal themes

The Trent Navigation pub, which is near the junction of The River Trent and the Nottingham Canal is the home of the Navigation brewery, one of their ales is called 'Lock In'

Sorry, this one is a bit fuzzy, there are three lovely canal scenes featured on the beerpumps at the Rodley Barge on the Leeds and Liverpool