Well the merry crew of Blackthorn http://blackthornpearltravels.blogspot.com/have departed, leaving us huddled on the jetty shivering. We're soon to follow as this morning we finished repairing the saloon heating. Not the wonderful Morso stove I hasten to add but the Austin Mini car heater we use when we're running the engine. Long time followers may remember the fitting broke some months back but now all is well. All the connections are tight, water flows and there are no air locks so a result. Hopefully the quality of the heat will improve as, at the moment, we could ride bare arse to Russia on the heater and still not get burnt.