We chose today to take the boat out for a little run after the latest engine service, and to see whether the engineer at Debdale has managed to fix the dreadful diesel leak that we have had since the last service at Norbury Wharf. And what a gorgeous day to choose. The sun shone all day, and it felt like May, not the middle of March! We didn’t go far, just up to Foxton and down the Harborough arm to the first winding hole and back again. We moored at Foxton on the way back, (Foxton was heaving with gongoozlers by the time we returned), planning to have a quiet cup of coffee and some lunch before returning to the marina. We had hardly got tied up when a chap with a boat at Debdale recognised Windsong and stopped for a chat, and we were soon joined by another couple with a boat moored at Debdale. An hour later they were still there! In the end I had to be rude and go and get our sandwiches out, we were starving by then! We set off again after having eaten, and returned to Debdale. It felt good to be boating again after what proved to be a long winter!
Touch wood, there seems to be no diesel below the engine after our little trip, and the engine sounds better than it has in a long while, so hopefully it’s fixed.
I forgot my camera, and had to take the photos on our little basic Nokia phone, but I’m dead impressed with the quality.