Today Pat and I drove, with our trailer, to Network Rail's yard at Appleby. There we collected the huge gate valve that goes with the water crane - so heavy that it had to be craned into our trailer. It took some positioning on the trailer otherwise our Honda Jazz's front wheels might have been clear of the ground. That might have made steering difficult. Network Rail have been absolute stars - special thanks on this occasion to Steve Bell, Appleby's doorman and factotum.
Then we had lunch with the truckers at Tebay 'Junction 38 Truck Stop' on the M6. Do not tell a soul about what must be the best value fine food on the motorways. All those Eddie Stobart drivers cannot be wrong. All day breakfast - six items (egg, bacon, sausage, black pudding, beans, mushrooms - £4.99, including toast and coffee)
Finally, I had a haircut in Settle - prompted by the disgraceful length of my hair on Restoration Man. It seems that everybody in Settle saw the programme - including Duncan the barber. He thought I had been a very good boy and I got a lollipop!!!
Pictures tomorrow if the internet at the water tower behaves.