No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Remote Boat Painting.

Tuesday 22nd May 2012.

Well, my Mothers replacement knee passed it's test at Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital this morning and her walking is almost back to normal so we are now free to cast off on Thursday.

The service we've received at Oswestry has been excellent, to replace a complete knee joint on a 84 year old and have her mobile again in 7 weeks makes you appreciate how fortunate we are to have a free health service employing top notch people.

Just out filling our watertank when I spotted some of the Marina staff moving rather swiftly on another jetty so just had to go and have a nose.

An aerosol can of grey primer paint on an unoccupied boat had exploded due to the heat, the tin of paint was in a side box with the lid closed and the sun directly on the front of the boat, the force had lifted the lid and sprayed the contents everywhere, some landed in the water but quick action by Sue Poynton the manager and her staff quickly had it confined with floating absorbent booms then dispersed with detergent.  Fortunately is missed adjacent boats.

Whilst over in a different part of the Marina with a camara I clicked a picture of Cepheus, a Star class boat which looks pretty original, haven't seen it out and about much, must keep a eye out for anyone on board in future. 

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