Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sitting still

We are still moored at Giffard Park and are in no real hurry to move. The weather over the last week has been very mild but temperatures are down to 4 deg at night and with a few hours of sun every day the solar panels are putting in between 4 and 6 amps. We are still experimenting with different coal and are now trying Homefire ovals. It is one of the more expensive coals you can buy but at the moment it seems to burn well with low ash and good heat output and it stays in well over night.

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With the good weather we have been out and about and enjoying walking around Tongwell lake.







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On Thursday it was a treat for Carolyn when we visited some brick kilns.

  Now for the History lesson…     All the clay was dug nearby and formed into bricks They then spend 4 days in the kilns at over 900 degrees where they changed colour from blue to brown.After a further week they are cool enough to be removed from the kilns

End of lesson





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On Sunday the Milton Keynes half marathon passed our mooring with hundreds of runners competing.We did think about entering!!!!(not)








We have very good Internet here for Sky Go and with Spurs playing Liverpool on Sunday this will do us fine. But we are now getting itchy feet and Carolyn really wants to hit the massive shopping centre in Milton Keynes.We will try and moor at Campbell park were there is a bus service up the hill to the centre.

                                                                Happy Days


  1. nothing better than reading your blog when its time to go to bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    if I don't comment before Christmas Gaz, I hope you both have a very happy one on the old tugboat

  2. Hello Nicolas
    I am really glad that I help you get to sleep.
    And I hope you have a good and very happy Christmas .......