|That is the stern, not the bow.|
Stopping at Blakemere for lunch right by a picnic table and a very nice fisherman moved all his rods so we could make use it. Was a tad cold for sitting outside but it would have been rude not to after his kind deed.
And then.....I couldn't believe it!. The first tunnel on the Llangollen, (a very short one at that) and I go and scrape the front handrail along the brickwork scraping off the paint and sending bits of brick in all directions. It was going from the light into the dark and I completely misjudged how wide the channel was. Then to make matters worse the stern also made contact and knocked the newly bought Buckby can spout clean off! I'm gutted as we only bought the can 3 weeks ago! Ian was so very understanding which actually made how I felt ten times worse.
I suppose the saving grace is no massive damage to the can and the spout didn't disappear beneath the waves but that handrail and cabin side.....take a bit of rubbing down and touching up I can tell you. Red oxide already applied to stop the rust. That will have to do for now.