Douglas Diary Summer 2018
Nuneaton (outskirts) to Hawkesbury Junction
Well he never got to paint last night he said the weather was a bit iffy. He had a nap instead.
Now I didn’t mention it before but just for the record, there has been a small 12 volt supply issue with my long kennel since we left our base at King’s Bromley having at last solved the 240 volt supply issue and of which some of my readers will be aware.
Apparently insufficient current was being received from the otherwise up to power batteries to run all domestic systems perfectly. Various pumps etc were a volt short of a dozen! Not critical to our survival but it did required some careful and clever power management by my bearded one. He turned off the fridge at night! Here there was an indication from my long haired one that this was an unacceptable practice and so this morning he took my long kennel to Springwood Haven Marina to meet Kevin, an electrical engineer.
After about an hour of jiggery mixed with a degree of pockery with his well scratched head buried underneath my cabin floor muttering all the while – in a mysterious language to me and my bearded one – Kevin determined and said he had resolved a strange and anomalous wiring problem between the master switch and the engine block adding …. all will be fine now!
Domestic equilibrium once again restored we continued on our journey through the urban sprawl of Nuneaton. Giving us an opportunity to admire and compare allotment after allotment after allotment until we reached open countryside again and then arrived at the refreshing and historical Hawkesbury Junction leaving the Coventry Canal behind and joined The North Oxford Canal.
It was here that we decided to rest for the night, it was threatening rain but, quite close to The Greyhound, see my photo.