Don't we brush up well!
|Carole & Alan|
|Nb Marmaduke. The happy couple's boat.|
Arriving at Staffordshire boat club.
Today we have been preparing the boat for the off. One of the little quirks about this boat clubs water is that anyone opening the lock sluices at Deptmore lock quarter of a mile away creates not just mud banks in the basin causing boats to follow a single channel whether one likes it or not, but makes the water swirling around the entrance swing the boat from side to side on the short pontoons.To compensate for the movement Ian placed a mud weight at the bow. It was okay when he placed it in the water but a bit of a struggle pulling it out. We saw why when a mountain of mud came up with it!
|Ian cleaning off the mud.|
|S B C have very good dock facilities, Wet, dry and hard standing. Nb Dove returning to the water.|