Saturday 11th August
No boating today as we have a ‘training day’ planned for tomorrow. We arrived at Jannock mid-afternoon. Having unloaded our stuff onto the boat I went and moved the car to our planned destination for tomorrow and then returned on the Di Blasi. I then carried out a bit of maintenance (battery levels and water pressure switch) before tea. Once we had eaten we took the opportunity for a walk around the reservoirs. We’ve not seen them so full for a very long time but there’s still room for a little more water so perhaps we have more rain yet to come. As we came back towards the village I spotted that the fish & chip van was parked up near the Anglers so I told Brenda I’d treat her to a meal out. The last time we stopped here the van was on-fire as we went past on the way home with attendant fire brigade (see http://jannock.blogspot.co.uk/2011_10_01_archive.html ) so we decided we’d better try it this time before that happens again. Whilst we waited to be served Brenda spotted the County sign that someone had modified – obviously a very frustrated individual – plus the fact that the van did both Spam AND Corned Beef fritters. I was very restrained and just shared a single portion of chips with Brenda. The vinegar was ‘spritzed’ with a spray bottle instead of being poured. They were excellent quality as only chips out of paper can be.