Wasnt a bad journey to Derby, traffic very light and even got to see a rolling road block. All to do with debris in the middle lane of the southbound M1. Marvelous how the traffic cops get the cars to stay back. The party was in full swing when we arrived with Kevin's mum and dad, sister and her three children already in party mode. Shame Josh and birthday boy Thomas were a little under the weather. Some sort of virus causing ear ache and the runs! Still it didn't stop them enjoying themselves although toward the end of the afternoon Josh had about had enough and departed for bed, bless.
|Thomas's present from us. Bath bongos.|
|Thomas and his new bongo|
|The Grandads. Ian and big Kev|
|Gunda (little Kevs mum) Jazz (sister) Ian and big Kev|
|Doing a grand job little Kev. You can see Josh doesn't look well|
|Happy couple, Kev and Christine|
This morning all the boats left. Ian decided to move up so as not to appear to have moored smack bang in the middle of the moorings. Big problem with that. The cladding pin was firmly wedged down the back to the cladding. Took several attempts to free but a lump hammer and crowbar, did the job. As you can see in the photo, we have had loads of rain this morning!
Now for the advice needed. We have never cruised the river Avon and although our ancient Nicholsons shows several moorings on the upper section, the lower part seems to have very few. I went on Google earth which didn't show me any at all. We have our Niece Lizzie coming for a visit from tomorrow staying for a few days, and had thought of taking her as far as Evesham. We don't want to rush this river so if any of you can help by pointing out a few good mooring spots it would be most appreciated.
Today, and with us now without a car, Ian's brother Alan and sister in law Angela are coming to visit instead of us driving to them. The plan is to have a meal out this evening and then spend a few hours at their house near Worcester. Shame the weather is so bad but it could be worse. We could be cruising along and getting very wet, just as the hirer on their boats are having to do. Dont you just love not having to move.