Before setting off, I fixed the stove door which was not closing properly. The bolt had seized up, so ….
… first I drilled it out …
.. and then fitted a new bolt (stainless steel) with washers and nuts. I added some copper grease (normally used on exhaust system mounting brackets) so that (in theory) it can be adjusted
Then a shopping expedition to Ely, for food and (most important) some new walking boots as the current ones are leaking and generally falling to bits. Also bumped into various boaters that I know.
The new CUBC Boathouse is finally taking shape, just north of Ely – projected cost £4.3m
On Sunday morning, some elbow grease
on the chimney, which polished up nicely
A lone sculler from Rob Roy, and then various blue boats