We have not bought any diesel since we were on our way down to London so with the tank getting down we filled up at Springwood haven (Not the ideal thing to do and add weight when going up a shallow canal) and bought 4 bags of coal as we have now lit the fire. We have seen prices up to 0.97 pence per litre for red diesel. So at 0.88 pence per litre we had to buy some.
Anyway over £200 lighter we were soon on our way.
Made it with only a small bump on the port side.
We have gone aground 3 times but only when passing other boats and have managed to re float OK. And we have also pulled an American couple off a bend when they went hard aground in a hire boat. (good deed of the day)