Up at 7:30, use the warm water that's been in the kettle on the stove overnight to have a wash. Boil the rest of the water to make Steve a cuppa. Refill kettle place back on stove ready for when Steve needs it. Walk Beano, come back, either Steve or I will add coal to stove, riddle stove, empty ash, fill coal bucket. I feed Beano then make breakfast.
After breakfast I wash up using the last of the water from the kettle and Steve opens the cratch cover which is the front cover then we both drop the pram cover which is the back cover. We haul the boat back on to the water point, get the hose out and fill the water tank. This takes over an hour, 65 new houses have been built nearby, they are supplied the existing pipework so the flow rate is very slow.
We then cast off and move down to the marina where we get the black water tank emptied and buy four bags of coal and a bag of kindling.
From there we pootle on to find another mooring place. We try to find somewhere where we will get some solar. If not we will have to run the engine for a couple of hours a day to keep the fridge and lights running. We moor up and get the cratch and pram covers back on just In time as it starts to rain.I
By now it's mid afternoon so I make a sandwich then walk Beano again, a short walk as Beano doesn't approve of rain.
I spend the afternoon reading and working on my crochet blanket.
I fall asleep whilst reading, only for about 20 minutes.
I cook our evening meal, walk Beano again and then it's back to my book, I'm reading Blessop's Wife by Barbara Gaskell Denvil.
I can't crochet in the evening as it's very dark on the boat as the lighting is very dim. I have a bright light on a stand but cannot run it unless we are plugged in to shore power.