Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Good luck and great community
I got in with a lot of praying just after 9am. Fortunately the praying worked as my belt was just hanging on by a thread. I had even dug out a pair of tights just in case I had to do a bodge job just to make it here.
The lovely marina staff had already found an equally lovely boater to take my belt to Hinckley and source a new one. While he was doing that I got dieseled up and was given a mooring for the day. I then got two loads of washing going in their spotless laundry. By that time my hero had returned with the right size belt. And it cost half what my wrong sized one did! (Plus a fiver for his trouble. He would not take it, so I gave it to the marina staff and they are going to buy him some beer!)
I went to fit it but couldnt quite get it on so another boater immediately came over and did it for me! All fixed and working! I spent the rest of the day watering up, getting rid of rubbish, finishing the laundry and walking a bemused Bon. Oh and the 24 hour mooring with unlimited electric cost just £12.
I am so glad I belong to such a wonderful, helpful community as the boating fraternity. Someone on Facebook wondered if it is the only truly supportive and accepting community left. I hope not. So luxury of this warm and welcoming marina tonight. Back on the cut in the morning.