Today we got up early to go to Langley Mill by train for what we hope was the last time, because next week we will begin to bring Willow home by canal and river!
When we arrived, the sun was shining for the first time in what felt like ages. For most of the day, we didn’t even have the stove on! So, what did we get done today? We insulated the bulkhead between the bedroom and the back cabin, I hung some of the old curtains to improve privacy and keep the light out early in the morning, and James started wiring up the batteries to the distribution board. James also put a fitting in a hole on the roof which had been for the wind turbine. We won’t be having one since we know that they’re no use on the Cam. As a simple solution he plugged the hole with a pump out fitting- that will confuse people since don’t have a pump out, but it is neat and we could actually use it for its designed purpose one day should we decide to. As it is we fall into the cassette camp in the age old debate! The fitting can also be used to feed the wire for a 12 v “cabin light” in addition to the tunnel light to help make navigating tunnels easier.
In the evening we went for our last curry at the wonderful Mehran. They were all very friendly and wished us luck – they remember us every time we go in and ask about the boat!