On Monday we decided to try again to moor in Paddington Basin. This time we were lucky and secured two of the six available spaces.
The bad news is that Rog is in hospital! His infected big toe suddenly became much worse, so when we arrived we went straight to A & E, and after five hours of X rays, blood tests, and scans to check that the circulation to his foot is still ok, the Vascular consultant decided to keep him in. He is at the moment being pumped full of strong intravenous antibiotics, and painkillers, and tomorrow he is to have a general anaesthetic and they will remove the nail and clean out all the infection. Lets hope it does the trick, and it will heal quickly. So I’m stuck in the basin, with a 15min walk to Little Venice to empty the loo cassette, and no official water tap, although there is one on the corner or one of the office blocks which Ian and I persuaded the security guards to let me use to fill the tank, ‘just this once’, yesterday evening – 4 hoses joined together did the trick . There may have to be another ‘just this once’ when it runs low again. There is a park nearby - the original Paddington Green, to walk Cassie, and shops all around so it could be worse, and it’s only a quick walk across the bridge in the picture to the hospital.
I will keep you all informed as to Rog’s progress.