Thursday, 15 December 2016


Here I am Rune
Distance 3.7 miles
Total 2277 Locks  98 Tunnels
Running total mileage 3238.1miles 

As  planned, today’s trip was just from our mooring near Flecknoe into Braunston, a trip of less than an hour’s duration. We’d reached the stage whereby the Elsan needed emptying and the water tank needed filling so it was time move.

During our stay out at Flecknoe I completed most of the engine service needs of the boat, replacing the oil filter, air filter, changed the oil in the engine and gearbox and re-packed the stern gland with grease, the only thing I didn’t complete was changing the fuel filter since it was reluctant to unscrew. I didn’t want to force the issue since we were pretty much in the middle of nowhere so if anything had broken, repairing it would have been problematic. Once into Braunston, with local chandleries and marine engineers I had another go at getting the fuel filter off, this time successfully.

The plan now will be to remain here until after Christmas.

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