The last few months have been some want of a hibernation, at the end of last year me, dad and Ezri had done around trip of a 100 miles from Bugsworth Basin to the Anderton Boat Lift and back again. However Ezri didn’t end the journey without a few bumps and bruises. a mooring rope wrapped around the prop shaft which had to be cut, the death of the engine battery, damage to the isolator switch and moving though the ice on the way back to the Peak Forest the but that all part of the life as a boater.
So as the start of the year rolls on Ezri is once again sits in our “home” mooring having had her isolator switch fixed. all cozy and safe. Its strange I spent so much time moving about last year it just nice to stay still of a while (that to say running Ezri along the open parts of Peak Forest.) and think about want to do next.
Well the first thing is it’s replace the center rope, which can could be and trip down memory lane back to Methley Bridge Chandlery which I would love to do show my Dad the huge river locks that Ezri and Me came though or it almost 2 years ago now or Preston Marina which would a day out and a look at the sea locks but both will be a car trip just make life a easy. Later in the year Ezri will need re blacking so that something to look forward to.
Its not just the things on the outside Ezri that need replacing the lights on the inside are ok and have done well for good length of time but now its time for a change, I have a few push lights and fixed lights not LED ones which I use a lot so they need battery power, but the other month I got myself a outside garden light strip which runs on solar it even works inside so I am going set it up soon in the roof like star light, and get around to looking into the cost of some LED lights
The other thing is the floor like every boat in the morning the wood flooring is cold, so the best thing to do is make it warmer by add insulation I can’t put anything under so on top is better carpet would just be messy so flooring tiles would be ideal, but there are costly and boring colours, yet what will work would be tiles that he would put down for a child’s playpen they are cheap and very very durable also they come in a variety of colours, there are some areas that they will not work around the fire and towards the kitchen. But the bathroom and few over places will work just fine. Even adding a lot more colour to Ezri.
There are few other things to do as well a new battery cover is a must, and maybe add a second but so far it been all work and no play.
Yet all of this will have to wait a little as the weather has not been playing the snow wrapping not only Ezri in blanket but the all the boat as far the eye can, making small villages of crystallises all long the towpath waiting patiently to spread their wings once again heading out whenever the water will take them. But for now thank you for reading and see all soon.