Nothing too scintillating here; I've just been going through the recent photos to see what I haven't written about yet. Well, the fenders are all finally fixed and hopefully secure. The front one was actually previously a rear one but it will do for now - it was too good to throw away. The rear ones I have written about before, but now they've had their soaking in creosote and have been banged and bashed into place and into shape. Not without mishap; they did all fall in once when one of the first set of bottle screws proved not to be up to the job. Luckily they were easily found and fished out, but being left on the deck for a week, the creosote took the paint off.
Jim's been on the phone today about our mooring at the rally - we've been allocated one on the towpath rather than in the basin, which the organisers stress 'are not to be considered "second class" moorings' (methinks they protest too much), so, we want at least to try to be on the inside (citing our easy-to-step-across foredeck as a good justification for this) so that people will be able to look at the engine! And as we only have hatches on one side, to achieve this we will also have to be facing the 'wrong' way. He has also volunteered us for working the bar - something I haven't done for over fifteen years and he, I suspect, for a lot longer. Still, I expect it's one of those things you never forget.