Boy did it rain overnight but thankfully it had stopped by this morning. We set off 8-30 am in the company of nb. Levick and up through the first lock where we bid them good by and good luck on their trip gown to the Gt Ouse. We reversed back into the entrance to the dry dock and I walked down to the office to say we were here.
Following cleaning the cill the door was slid back and lowered. then after floating spacers between the boat and the dock to position the boat when it bottomed out, once that was in place after a quick check that no one was about to enter the adjacent lock the bottom paddle on the dry dock was drawn dumping the water from the dock back into the canal just below the lock.
Yesterday I posted that we barged in to someone's ashes being interned in the marina. It was Gordon Simms who was not only a local boater but also a “Bevin Boy”
The side anodes are depleting slowly and the bow and stern ones slightly faster but I think they should be OK until the next blacking. Like wise there is a fair amount of wear in the rudder cup which can be felt in the steering at times, so that can be added to the list for next time as well.