Whilst making the bed yesterday morning there came knock on the side of the boat - peering out through the porthole I found we had a visitor in the form of Paul Balmer of Nb Waterway Routes. Paul was off to fit a new battery charger to his boat and promised to call back later. I then walked the dogs and Joe went off to look around the shopping district and no sooner had I got back then another knock on the side of the boat announced the arrival of Adam and Adrian, the Debdale crew. This was the first sortie, we had also arranged to go out for a meal in the evening while they were in Brum. Paul Balmer called back later as promised and he an Joe talked of electric propulsion and axium props and taxation...
L-R Adrian, Me and Adam
It was mad rush then to get ourselves across to Nb Debdale for pre dinner drinks with Adam, Adrian, Jill and Graham before heading off to find a suitable eatery.
L-R Adrian, Me, Adam, Graham and Jill
During the course of this socialising somehow Joe and I volunteered, or were press ganged, into an early morning jaunt down the Farmers Bridge locks crewing for Debdale - beware the Pinot I say