New RAM, still dead. I'll replace the motherboard.
Those in the know will notice the filter has been fitted on the output side of the pump. Apart from the fact that the pump is not being protectyed from particles this should not be an issue. However, the pump is just strong enough to break the transparent cover on the filter housing. It takes it about a week to make it crack.
Here the bathroom is ready for tiling. The floor has been rasied about 50mm to accommodate the drain and then waterproofed to prevent any leaks.
New toilet in place and the plumbing prepared for the basin.
The toilet has to be replaced because I overtightened one of the nuts holding it on the wall and it has cracked. Curses!
We went to Honiton Hill Rally. It's an annual meeting of steam and agricultural machinery enthusiasts and much more. Oddly, for such a large event it lacks its own web site. There were dozens of working traction engines, steam rollers, classic cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and marquees containing everything from corgi model cars to a bar.
Quite a few exhibitors turned up with their collections, from the man with hundreds of Dinky cars (all in Post Office livery) to the collection of
tractor agricultural machinery seats. The collector in question was quite particular that these are not tractor seats.
We passed under the A40 this afternoon and I took a picture because I usually pass over the same bridge on my way to and from work.
Water quality in the Grand Union has improved as we move North, probably due to the use of the river Colne as a feeder. We keep seeing coconuts in the cut. It appears that if you are a Hindu born at a specific time of year you are expected to throw a coconut into a river on your birthday.
We spotted Columbia (ex-FMC motor) at Cowley Peachey as we passed. She was the next boat fitted out by Mill Wharf after Syncopation.We also passed nb Tafelberg going in the opposite direction near Bull's Bridge. Aha! According to their blog they've just started their holiday!
Total distance is 15 miles, 5¼ flg and 15 locksMoored near Stockers Lock, Rickmansworth.
After a leisurely start we made our way to Windsor Castle. The children were not particularly impressed by the longest inhabited royal castle in the world, the weekend home of our monarch. What really fired their imaginations was the room where they could make their own armour, shields and helmets from cardboard. We didn't queue to see the State Apartments or Queen Mary's Doll House as the children were getting bored. We headed out to find some lunch in Peascod street.
We left Windsor late in the afternoon, stopping early in the evening as the rain was becoming rather tiresome.
A Cute Boat
Big Wheel in Windsor.
Total distance is 5 miles, 2 flg and 2 locks
Moored at Runnymeade.