Last night the four of us went for an Indian meal at The Indigo Lounge in Polesworth. The offer a meal for £9-95 which with a couple of beers filled us nicely for the night. What we hadn’t realised that the engineering works opposite was now working a shift system but it went quiet around midnight. They manufacture transmission parts so its all heavy metal machining that takes place.
Graham arrived at the marina before us and was moored beside the Samuel Barlow. It was suggested that I collected another members boat, The Black Pig, which was moored on the towpath side and bring that over as well. The manoeuvre went surprisingly well and I brought both boats in nicely backwards against Grahams boat. We had just finished securing everything and patting ourselves on the back when another member arrived and slid in , again backwards against the Black Pig but as he was a good 10ft. longer we decided he would be better next to Graham’s boat. So I untied and took both the boat back out, shuffled along and then brought them back in again once more