Wednesday, September 06, 2006

As mentioned previously, I took the digibox to check it out first thing, and proved that it works. Then Reg from Boat Hoods Direct rang, wanting to come and bring the carpenter with him to measure up and discuss the cratch frame and cover. Dad and Ann wanted to come down to say cheerio but couldn’t make it until after 13:00, I needed to empty the loo, so all this conspired to stop us leaving till 15:00.
We had decided to head South through Leicester and have a look at Market Harborough before we have to be back at Redhill for the end of the month.
We had an easy run through Sileby, Cossington and Thurmaston locks, intending to stop for the night below Birstall lock. The mooring was full, so we pushed on through the lock to look for a spot before entering Leicester.
BIG mistake… finished up turning round above Loughborough Rd Bridge to head back to Birstall and a night on the end of the lock landing at the top of the lock.
Bob Knowles rang, and told us the engine service could be done Thursday or Friday to suit us. He would ring Thursday AM to confirm.

7½ miles, 4 locks.

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