You never know how a day will turn out.
Yesterday morning we set off from Shepperton and were soon passing Chertsey
Not long after passing Staines we espied nb Chance heading downstream with the current behind her, just time to shout a quick "Hello" and they were past and gone. Good to meet you!!
So we crept into the back water by Alexandra Gardens and moored in the shadow of
So we returned to the boat and after showers we needed some more hot water so I started the engine. Dinner was just coming up, salmon with roasted vine tomatoes, broad beans and asparagus, when every alarm on the motor blared out. A rush to the back and, ooer!, steam and hot water everywhere and the temperature gauge off the scale. It was all hands to panic stations, but a 'phone call to RCR and a degree of calm returned.
This morning one of their splendid chaps fronted up and had soon located not only a split hose but also a jubilee clip that was not giving of its best. So peace is restored and our life has returned to its normal tenor.
To celebrate we lunched at a Thai restaurant, surprisingly a nice Rioja goes well with Thai food.
Tomorrow we intend visiting the castle.
Just bear in mind that,"The best laid plans o' mice and men gang oft aglay".
But for now it's Eurovision Song Contest, a night so totally naff it's essential viewing. It gets better after a few glasses of red, honest.
Watch this space............