Thursday, 4 June 2015

Two blue days

Wednesday 3 June. 0 miles,

Woke to a sunny day. Spent the morning repairing the boarding plank which broke last year. After lunch the day was so nice we sat on the towpath, The couple from the next boat wandered over and we chatted for an hour or more. It was such a great setting we decided there was no need to move. In the evening we took a walk down the tow path for a mile or so.

Thursday 4 June. 7 1/2 miles, 2 locks.

Woke to a second sunny day. Got underway straight after breakfast as we needed some hot water and power in the pc's. 4 miles later, moored up for showers etc, had some lunch. Diana caught up on emails & facebook while I did some exterior cleaning. Mid afternoon we moved a couple of hundred yards and  moored on the other side of the canal so we could visit a marina. I'm doing a bit of research as we may shift marinas next year so we are closer to the southern canals. Also visited a chandler and that always costs money. Carried on down (or should I say up as we were climbing in the locks) towards Barbridge Junction. The 2nd of the locks was where a hire boat had sunk on Sunday. Diana had a good chat to one of the locals and apparently CRT knew about the fault with the lock but had not done anything about it. Should make for some interesting insurance claims. Two ladies were on their 2nd day out when the front got caught on the gate and filled the boat with water. They were not perturbed as they asked for a replacement boat to continue the holiday. Turned left at Barbridge junction stopped around the corner and off to the Barbridge pub for dinner. I highly recommend the Steak and Ale pie.

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