Friday, 22 September 2017

It's Corfe Castle tomorrow, on account of the Deluge!

Hi Woofers!

Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

Now, you know we were going to see Corfe Castle today? Well, we nearly got there!

You see it all started off this morning as Old Two Legs, Holly and I hadn't got up yet and were looking on the Internetty Thing Googling Corfe Castle and looking at all the pictures of the place.

The Missus sort of marched down the caravan heading for the bathroom, loo and shower.

She came flying out of the bathroom saying it was 'Flooded with Water'! Then she went on about the end of the world and plagues of locust and frogs and a wet carpet!

We weren't too sure what was troubling her more, the frogs or the flood or the wet carpet!

This caravan of ours has a thing about water, if it's not the pump then it's a leak in the system somewhere!

OTL got up, had a wash, in cold water, 'cos TM had forgotten to switch the water heater on!

OTL was not happy!

He doesn't do cold water, especially first thing in the morning!

So, armed with his trusty head torch strapped to his bald spot he dives under the bed and starts to investigate.

Dry floor under the kitchen sink, so, no problems there.

Dry floor around the water pump, no problems there either.

Wet floor around the water tank! Here be the problem!

Well, it seems that there is a leak in the elbow joint where the water comes into the water tank and the leak is only noticeable when the tank is full to the top, like wot it was last night!

So, drip by drip the water found its way out of the tank, and, because the caravan has a slight tilt backwards 'cos we are parked on the side of a mountain, all the water headed back to the bathroom!

This is where TM comes into the picture with the notification that we were 'Flooded with Water'!

So, the bed was stripped of its mattress and stuff so OTL could get under the bed to sort out the leak and after one or two goes decided in the end he had to get some special sealant from the man in the hardware shop in town!

When he got back to the caravan he crawled back under the bed and started slapping the sealant where sealant needed to be slapped and made it look so professional!

Danger! OTL at work!
Tomorrow we plan to visit Corfe Castle, unless the caravan gets struck by lightening or is buried under a ton of locust eating frogs!

You never know, anything can happen down here!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.