Thursday, November 02, 2006

Another frosty morning, colder than yesterday. High cloud made the sun hazy until lunchtime, which made seeing the route ahead rather easier.

Leaving a frosty Aston Lock

A day of long runs punctuated by the occasional lock gave Margaret a chance to put her feet up. We had hoped to get through Fradley, but a stop at Rugeley for essentials meant that we didn’t arrive at Woodend lock till 16:00, so called it a day shortly after. Will do the Fradley locks first thing, and use the services in the flight.
The last couple of overnight frosts have really hit the trees, a lot of leaves have turned suddenly. If we get another brisk wind, they'll be stripped pretty quickly.
We’ve got Friday and Saturday to get as close as possible to Sileby on the Soar, at the worst case we’ll get to Redhill. I need to have a chat with Reg at Boat Hoods Direct about the cratch cover. Nothing he has done wrong, just some modifications required. The weather looks to be holding fair for us.

7 locks, 20 miles

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