Yesterday, the UK had one month's rain in just the one day. Cropredy got its share, with high winds to boot, so we weren't going anywhere. We battened down the proverbial hatches and amused ourselves in dry, warm occupations. I lit the bubble stove for the first time for months, and we were very cosy.
Today I phoned River & Canal Rescue to see if our fuel leak was eligible for a breakdown callout. It was, and one of their engineers came out to assess the job. He couldn't do anything there and then, so another engineer was booked to do the job tomorrow afternoon. The wind is very strong anyway, and cruising may well be not too much fun in that, so we're happy to wait until then. We have a small Spar shop five minutes walk away, and essential services, so it's not a problem.
This is real boating!