We set off for Bradford on Avon this morning. Lovely weather as we plodded along a very congested canal. At Dundas aquaduct there is a water and disposal point which we availed ourselves of. After that the canal continued to be very busy with all sorts, but mostly little plastic day craft from hire points both at Dundas and Bradford. It's fun avoiding them sometimes as they seem to be determined to be in the wrong place at the wrong time!
On the way we decided to do some washing, but as the machine reached the drying stage I noticed that the engine didn't take the strain as it usually does when the drying starts. Sure enough the thing wasn't heating. Another heater element I thought, and started working out how I might obtain one now that we don't have an address to send it to.
When we reached Bradford we were very lucky to get one of the rare spots where we could get a tele picture, so while Cath settled down to watch the ladies final I got stuck into the washing machine. Bingo! it was only a broken wire easily fixed and we're back in the 21st century again.
The email from British Waterways this morning told us that Caen Hill should be open on the 10th, so that's one more day to wait.http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bradford+on+avon&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=17.256447,46.538086&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bradford-on-Avon,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.342213,-2.253391&spn=0.001111,0.00284&t=h&z=19