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Monday, October 06, 2014

A trip to London

Having been heading south within the plan of the stoma reversal on the 8th we have turned back to be near a station for tomorrows trip into London to see the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery team. The former (liver) is the one that my visit will hopefully benefit from.

Our late afternoon appointment means traveling back in the rush hour at double the price so we shall put the £29 ($45) saved towards dinner in London then travel back in comfort after the rush.

The towpath grass cutters came along today and knocked on the boat asking if we wanted to move as the very edge was to be strimmed  -U.S. readers think weed whacker-  for the last time this summer. Umm! No I do not want to move as I was sitting in my PJ`s eating breakfast at 9.45. Now the contractors start cutting back the towpath hedges, can`t possibly have a speeding cyclist catching themselves on a branch.

No not a lazy B for not being up earlier I have an excuse. Four a.m. we awoke to the boat tilting at an alarming angle, water had dropped eight inches, and I had to go out and loosen both bow and stern lines and push the boat off a ledge.
We have now moved up still can`t get the stern in to the bank.

We are still on the bottom even after pushing the boat off that ledge just showing itself. The piece of timber floating was a 4a.m. attempt to keep the boat away from the edge but it came out of the mud and surfaced.
It will all wash off when we get water and turn south again after tomorrow.

This boat came free this morning. It did the same thing yesterday and I double pinned the stern using the middle pin. As you can see it`s the bow that has broken free but as I did my bit yesterday plus it`s pouring with rain it was the next boater to pass dressed for the rain who had the pleasure today.

5 comments:

locheriboll said...

All the best for tomorrow. Our thoughts and good vibes are with you.

Sally

Anonymous said...

Yes ditto with what Sally said. Our thoughts are with you. Really appreciate your keeping us all up to date. Lots of people care.

Lovely fall day in Pullman
Karen

Anonymous said...

The cyclists will probably be slowed down by punctures now that the thorns are cut off and lying on the towpath... Hopefully no dog paws will be harmed!

Thinking of you both
Alistair

Jaqueline Biggs said...

Sally and Karen,
Thanks for the good vibes!! They worked!!
Love to you both,
Jaq and LesXX

Jaqueline Biggs said...

LOL Alistair!

You are doubtlessly correct about the thorns and while I don't much care for dogs I would never wish ill of one.

Thank you for your continuing support and encouragement, It means a lot!
Jaq and LesXX

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