The Shroppie seems to have been plagued with closures this year and Wheaton Aston Lock No 2 seems to have now fallen to bits and could well need some major work on its gates.
So maybe its a good thing that Nick and I are only going up this weekend to do some more painting and to basically leave the boat in some sort of habital state. At the moment the front and back cabins are full of all the stuff from the front cabin and bits of stuff left over when we replaced the floor in the back cabin and the bathroom.
We’re also, weather permitting, replacing the battery master switch which after 20 odd years of service is basically failing rapidly… last time we were there it actually went awol under the battery charger which then got a bit warm running everything!
We’re also planning to fix the leak round the central roof ring which is letting water into the roof and has made a mess of the walls in the middle cabin.