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Monday, December 05, 2011

Burton Hastings to Coventry Basin.

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Today we set off, but didn’t get very far, only round the first corner and the engine died. Having fitted a new fuel filter over the weekend we now had an air lock. Fortunately the wind blew us back into the towpath, and I started bleeding the fuel system, right through to the injector pumps. This time, not only did the engine fire up, but it ticked over from cold, so changing the filter seems to have worked, possibly. I say possibly because I also cleaned the air filter, so it may have been this, or a combination of both, but at least we are back to full working order again. Just as we set off again we came across David & Margaret on Adrestia coming the other way. We had a brief chat before proceeding on our ways.

Just after passing Hawkesbury junction we met up with Roy off of Gerald No.13, and again we had a brief chat before we carried onto Coventry Basin.

There was only 2 other boats in the basin, so plenty of room to moor. We had a quick lunch and then set off to do some shopping in Coventry City. We like the city, it is so close to the basin, and there is all the shopping we need there. Jo stocked up on some more bits & pieces fro Christmas, especially at Poundland and 99p Stores!

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows both

We bought “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” parts 1 & 2, that’s our Christmas Day viewing sorted then. We even have the popcorn ready on-board! Although we were shopping late for us, we usually go shopping before lunch, it was not dark enough to see the Christmas lights, which are probably really great to see.

Keith.

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