Raw Wind Ends Today’s Cruise

This morning we discussed the need to renew our mooring lines, unfortunately damaged during earlier mooring attempts! One of the ropes had a frayed section at one end, and it was a pity to discard an otherwise serviceable line.....

Quick look at a You Tube video, and Jen set too with scissors and gorilla tape to remake the loop at the end of our mooring lines after removing the defective section........success! Two £25.00 mooring lines repaired as good as new.

While all this was taking place the stove was cleaned and set with smokeless 'Supertherm' and a kiln dried log......minor DIY tasks on the 'list' were also fixed!

We set off with intention of reaching Braunston Marina but it was soon clear that the weather was against cruising, dark skies and a raw East wind. By 12.00 midday we pulled into the bank and secured CYAN for the rest of the day. The Central heating boiler had made the inside warm and snug while we were cruising so no problems with going below for the rest of the day.

There are many boats cruising here on the Grand Union, it's busiest section of the network we have found so far, and several have moored up nearby.

Tomorrow we will push  on to Braunston Marina, depending on how we feel, and the weather of course!



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