Saturday, 16 February 2013

Coal Boat

It certainly looks like Spring has sprung. This morning was bright and sunny and for the first time this year the boat creaked and cracked as the shell expanded in the sun's heat.

At 9.15 the coal boat Alton arrived with our pre-ordered fuel delivery. We didn't need diesel or a pump-out but both these services are offered by Anne-Marie and Brian who are a life-line for boats moored out on the cut, away from marinas.

Anne-Marie seems to do most of the coal humping but still manages to make the boat look nice. Fresh flowers are always on the roof.

We refilled their coffee mugs before they set off. This trip they're accompanied by a student who is photographing their delivery round as part of her MSc.

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