The next point of call would be Peterborough town moorings and the services there but as of yesterday the Peterborough embankment was under water and the service point is sitting in a lake of flood water!
The following two shots are from Joe's phone when he tried to get water yesterday...
Flooded Peterborough embankment. The brick 'boxes' in the centre of the pic are the fresh water and pump outs
Boat moored at Peterborough - access to the bank could be troublesome...
Both Yarwood and the Matilda Rose crews are well into water saving mode, short showers every third day and strip washes the rest of the time. The water gauge on Yarwood is showing that we have a third of a tank of water left now. A family from the village spoke to us yesterday and offered us access to their tap and a supply of fresh water; a really thoughtful and kind gesture don't you think?
However, as Joe and I still own a caravan and store it in Cambs, Joe went off yesterday to recover our Aqua-rolls. In the afternoon, aided by Graham, they visited the Caravan Club site at Ferry Meadows, a mere mile away. Explaining our predicament to the campsite wardens and for a contribution to a charity box, they were able to fill the water containers and transport them bank to Alwalton by car. Between the two boats we can now collect 130 litres of water at a time so we should manage quite well if the situation is prolonged.
The next issue for ushowever is getting some laundry done so tomorrow we are off to find a launderette and have a jolly time watching washing go round and round and round...
That be the river and the 'stream' beside it be the towpath!
Aqua dog walking
Joe delivering water supplies, bless him!