Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Under The Cover.....






Of Darkness we moved down to the water point to top up the tank tonight.
Because we havn't been around much during the day of late and a morning fill would require a 6am start, bugger that, a decision was made after dinner to go for it.
We had to reverse back down through the lift bridge to the water point then return to our mooring forwards. The good thing about the time is no one is likekly to be moving and pinch our mooring while we fill.

After filling with water....



Leaving the Thrupp basin...




 
 Steering toward the lift bridge....


I must say that in the dark distances and margins look a bit different to day time..




Successfully  through the lift bridge.....

When we arrived at the mooring earlier this evening narrow boat....



 


No Problem had not long arrived followed by NB Matilda Rose..... They had all done a big day on fire wood.....

An interesting building caught my eye, not 75 metres from where I'm helping Spence in the panel shop.

Seems it houses...




A Roman water well several hundred years old.....  

The building may not be as old as the well within. This whole country has these amazing finds many hundreds of years old.
A lot of structures still standing and working date before NZ history began.
Back home in Taradale finding any history near work doesn't exist unless you count Harold still working at the dentists.... 

Talking about being at work, sort of anyway, at the mechanics workshop next door an elderly Indian man drove up in a London Cab vehicle. It is a working Oxford cab..
He explained to the mechanic it had failed a MOT, said he'd been in the UK since 1959 which is usually the start of asking for discount,  and upon  passing over the MOT report which stated rust  in the chassis the mechanic went to some lengths trying to find the said rusty section. No luck.
The Indian driver then said " oh sorry I bought the wrong car to you"
At this stage the mechanics thinking "What The ..."
But hey if he's got a couple of cabs, they usually have a monopoly on the job, then OK...
"I be back soon" he reverses out the drive..
He also said to the mechanic he was 89yrs old...  NA you cant't drive at that age, not a cab...
Well he looked pretty crap reversing between cars...
After about 20 minutes he returns..


The cab that he got confused with the other car.....



 
 Easy to do if you got more than one....


The......









OTHER car.....  Like a curry and lamb roast are the same to look at.....

Starting to believe the age thing as well..

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