Just returned from a weekend away. Went up to Battlefield again and only just managed to find a mooring as it was the Bosworth Battlefield re-enactment weekend.
I was in two minds whether to go out on Friday as the forecast wasn't great for today but decided to go anyway as others had gone out! A very enjoyable weekend with temperatures much more comforatbel but still warm and pleasant. One of the most pleasant things about cruising at this time of the year is the opportunity to meet and chat with boaters from all over the country and it was good to chat to the crew of NB Serafina whom I moored behind.
Cruised back in a howling gale on Sunday afternoon/evening and texted some people from the marina to ask for help as I approached. The wind was relatively kind and I managed to get in with relatively little trouble.
I have posted some pictures of my flowers on the roof which are looking good and getting the usuall annual comments, (still no funeral jokes though,). I have also installed some very pretty LED striplights under the pots which only draw about 2 Amps when running and cycle through various colour combinations - they really bring the boat alive at night.
Got back and defrosted the fridge and freezer as the ice build-up was getting a bit extreme! Probably won't go out next weekend as on Friday evening I have our year 6 leavers disco and then will need to carry out lots of tasks on the boat prior to leaving for the summer the following weekend. Tasks include: changing a fuel filter, checking the oil and water levels, checking for diesel leaks, hoovering and shampooing the carpets, a big laundry session and deep cleaning the boat ready not to mention taking on diesel and getting a toilet pump out!
BTW. For those interested, I have given up with Norton! After re-building my laptop following the virus attack, (which Norton should have prevented in the first place,) I discovered that almost every programme I installed conflicted with Norton and caused major problems. I now run Kaspersky Internet security V6.0 which seems to be doing the job well and, in conjunction with Lavasoft Adaware professional, gives me relative peace of mind!