Friday, 22 May 2009

Staying Put.

We are still moored at Zouch as we have had a quiet day. Having said that, this stretch of water is the busiest we have seen. We suspect that they are all going to the boat rally at Normanton on Soar, which is over the bank holiday weekend.
Since I wrote last nights posting we have done two walks,one last night and one this afternoon. I must say the local footpaths are very well marked.
Last nights walk went over the fields to the village of Sutton Bonnington, then back along the road. This afternoon we walked to Hathern,returning by the same route.
While on a no movement day our batteries are kept charged by two 60watt solar panels which are mounted on the roof. These seem to be coping very well. The power for our 240volt appliances is supplied by the batteries after being boosted to 240volts by a 1200watt inverter.
Other facts about Doublefracture you might like to know are: she is 57ft long, with a beam of 6ft 10ins and a draft of 2ft. Power is supplied through three leisure batteries and one starter battery. Our heating is supplied by a wood burning stove and diesel central heating if needed. Over last winter I don't think we ever had the central heating on. Our hot water is heated by the engine when running or by the heating generator when not running. Today's picture is of the church in the village of Hathern.
I must go now as We have to get ready to visit the Rose and Crown. Well it has to be done.

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