Preparing my narrowboat against the menace of storm Dennis.
Yesterday, I moored in this tranquil bit of Northamptonshire. I was short of coal and needed a pump out before the weekend, but this was part of a plan. Dunchurch Pools marina was only about 300 metres away.
I would have to come in from the right, then do a U-turn to get on the service dock, port side on, and that is what I did this morning. Dunchurch Pools is quite new, and further extension is planned. The service was excellent, and prices reasonable.
It’s a good idea in adverse weather to moor near other boats, which I did just short of Willoughby Wharf, so only a short cruise.
Some shelter from the hedge, and things that usually live on the roof, weighed down by 25 litres of water – the same as a sack of coal, or half a hundredweight in old money.
Plenty of stove fuel, just a sample.
And finally, a sample of essential body fluids!