Monday, December 18, 2006

Took Sunday off. A fine sunny day so I took Meg for a couple of long walks. No murder attempts today though.
Managed to “womble” a discarded folding chair near Double Rail lock that will yield some useful tubing and brackets for new table mountings.
Is spring coming early this year? This primula was on a bank alongside Kilby Bridge bridge.

Today got off a little later than planned after filling (and emptying) both boats at the service point. Left at 10:40, in a dull, damp sort of wintery morning.

Ready to leave Kilby Bridge
Followed a wide beam boat from the mooring, so I expected to have all the locks against us today. Not disappointed! The day brightened but got colder in the afternoon.
A very pleasant run, climbing steadily up from the Leicester plain, with the views getting wider with every lock passed.

Good job the last week’s wind has stopped though, as the route is mostly exposed, a penalty you pay for the view.

Arrived at Ross bridge at about 15:30.

12 locks, 5 miles.

No comments: