Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Preparing for the R. Nene

Monday we set off from Stoke Bruerne, having filled our water tank and switched on the washing machine - time to catch up on the Widow Twankey quantities of laundry that had accumulated whilst we were moored at SB.  With another supply of water to be had at Gayton Junction as we  to turn onto the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union, the washing machine was going to be very busy. 

We moored overnight opposite the Gayton Marina and in the morning we took the boats across to the diesel pump to top up the tank and the jerry cans, purchase our EA key and a new windlass for use on a a couple of non standard lock mechanisms we are about to encounter.

We had run the engine for 27 hours since last filling so we estimated that we would need 40 ltrs and sure enough, our estimate was spot on.  Gayton Marina permit self declaration on tax and basic fuel was 65p a litre.

1 comment:

Pip - nb Windsong said...

Hi Lesley - the Northampton Arm looks in much better nick than it did when we travelled it last in 2004, looks like it's had a makeover! Hope you enjoy your summer. xx