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Tuesday, December 13, 2022


 Definitely icy on the canal this morning on my walk back from the stables, but hardly any snow ❄️


Thursday, December 01, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

New Water Cans Part 18

 This morning I finished painting the 2 water cans by touching up with red, white and blue in places that needed it.

All there is left to do now is to sand paper the wooden handles to remove splodges of paint and revarnish them, but I will leave the cans for now to allow the paint to fully harden.

Looking forward to travelling next year with them on the cabin roof ๐Ÿ˜Š


Monday, September 26, 2022

New Water Cans Part 17

 This afternoon I attempted the shadowing of the names on the 2 water can, soon after starting I got the shakes hence the poor quality, but tomorrow I will go back over the red and white to improve them. ๐Ÿ™


Sunday, September 25, 2022

New Water Cans Part 16

 Signwriting the water cans. Being lefthanded I have to start on the right ๐Ÿ˜Š

Initial easier stage of the signwriting finished. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Friday, September 23, 2022

New Water Cans Part 15

 Templates Sellotaped in place. ๐Ÿ˜Š

This afternoon I pencilled in the letters through the templates, all ready for painting ๐Ÿ˜Š


Thursday, September 22, 2022

New Water Cans Part 14

 This afternoon I printed out 6 templates for the 2 new water cans,

these are the 2 templates not in the bin! ๐Ÿคจ


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Finishing the New Decking

 I had another busy morning this morning, screwing the new decking down, putting everything back on the pontoon, and when Jo got home from the stables we moved all the coal back onto the pontoon. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

New Decking

 Busy day today fitting the new decking to our mooring, many thanks to Ian, Maria and Nigel for helping us. ๐Ÿ˜


Saturday, September 17, 2022

Pontoon Clearing

 This morning Jo and did the final clear up on our pontoon ready to lay our new decking on Tuesday. ๐Ÿ˜


Sunday, September 11, 2022

New Water Cans Part 13

 This morning I painted the 2 white stripes, then the seam, on 1 of the 2 water cans ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Don't look too closely, not as good as I have done in the past ๐Ÿ˜ž 

1st stripe

2nd stripe

The seam

This afternoon I painted the two white stripes and the seam on the other water can, and around the spouts of both cans ๐Ÿ˜Š


Saturday, September 10, 2022

New Water Cans Part 12

 This afternoon I painted the inside of the 2 water cans, not the easiest part of the paint job. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Friday, September 09, 2022

New Water Cans Part 11

 3rd coat of red applied to the 2 water cans this afternoon, not that you can notice. 

I may have to do a 4th coat, will see what it is like when it has dried ๐Ÿ˜Š


Thursday, September 08, 2022

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

New Water Cans Part 9

 2nd coat of red applied to the 2 water cans this morning, and one coat inside the spout. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Monday, September 05, 2022

New Water Cans Part 8

 Having bolted on both handles, and primed and undercoated them yesterday, this morning I was back on track and gave both water cans a 2nd coat of blue. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Sunday, September 04, 2022

New Water Cans Part 7

 This morning I primered the nuts and bolts that I fitted to the handles of the 2 water cans. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Saturday, September 03, 2022

New Water Cans Part 6

 Having spent nearly a month in pain in my back, I bolted on the handle that fell off the water can, I also did the same to the other one just in case it decides to come off.

Clamping the handle that fell off in place before drilling.

I drilled 2x2mm pilot holes through the bottom of the handle, then opened them out to 4mm, then I fitted the 2 bolts and nuts.

Then I did the same at the top of the handle.

The nuts fitted on the inside. I repeated all of this for the other can.


Sunday, August 07, 2022

New Water Cans Part 5

 My new name, "Not too happy of Warwick" ๐Ÿ˜ญ 

Caught the handle of one of the water cans with my foot and this is the result, they definitely don't make them like they used to ๐Ÿ˜ก

Brass bolts and nuts ordered I just have to wait for them to be delivered. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ


Saturday, August 06, 2022

New Water Cans Part 4

1st coat of blue gloss this morning, which takes a bit longer as there is more of it. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Thursday, August 04, 2022

New Water Cans Part 3

 Grey undercoat applied this morning, ready for top coating ๐Ÿ˜Š


Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Monday, August 01, 2022

New Water Cans

 Saturday I started to paint the 2 new water cans by primering the insides, yesterday I primered the bases and today I finished primering them. They are almost ready for undercoating. ๐Ÿ˜Š

These are the 2 original cans which were damaged in a tunnel this year that the new ones will replace.

Insides primered Saturday

Bases primered yesterday

Outsides primered today


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Welsh Road Lock to Saltisford Arm

 This morning we left from below Welsh Road lock at 9:00am, back on our home mooring at 12:40pm, 3hrs 40mins, 7 locks. /// quick.lovely.good

Latish start this morning again, I am still wasn't feeling very well, I have a very sore throat, but we set off anyway. Sunny, warm. We shared all the locks with Jane and Paul on Narrowboat Satinwood.

HS2 works

HS2 works

Satinwood who we shared all 7 locks with

The Moorings at Myton

1st time actually got a train passing under the canal

The River Avon

Kate Boats at Warwick looks very empty whilst they are now fully operating from Stockton whilst the building work goes on around their site

Warwick Hospital

The new staff car park for Warwick Hospital

1st of the 2 Cape locks

We finally have a finger post, shame it is in the wrong place

Back home in the Saltisford Arm, almost home