Sunday 18 May 2014
Trent and Mersey/ Coventry to Barton/ breakdown
A scorching hot day during which we made our way back to Barton marina ready for my last check-up hospital appointments. It was an uneventful trip other than a scare at Alrewas where we stopped for water. The tap was very slow so we switched the engine off while we waited, only for it not to start again. Dead as a Dodo. Fortunately a guy who knows a bit about boat engines walked by and fiddled with battery connections. Tardis Two sprung into life and we made it to Barton Marina for a meal at the pub, before departing, us back to the boat where we intend spending the night, Linda and Terry home to Colchester .