Ray had decided to buy a roof box from Halford's so that had to be sorted before we moved on anyway. He spent the morning modifying some fittings to attach the bars for it to sit on to the handrails on the roof. It was dry and the sun even appeared briefly. Then he took our sack-barrow over to Halfords to collect the box, less than a ten minute walk. I had offered to go with him, but he declined, I am so glad he did! He must have been under halfway back when it begun to chuck it down, and the wind sprang up! By the time he got back a drowned rat would have looked in a better state. The box had to be fitted on the roof as there was nowhere else to put it. Trying to fix a very lightweight box to the roof in a strong wind was interesting! I held it in place while Ray fitted it. For once, thankfully, "Quick-fit fixings" was an accurate description.
We have spent this evening listening to the wind and the rain being glad we aren't in Scotland with their forecast of up to a foot of snow.
Here are a couple of pictures to prove it is spring.
I am not sure if we will move on tomorrow as the next moorings are about two hours cruise and the weather forecast is not kind. We should leave here as these are 48 hour moorings but I'm not going to move if the wind is too strong.