Thursday, January 17, 2008

I knew we should have moved yesterday! Isn’t hindsight a wonderful thing. Yesterday was fine, dry and with barely a breath of wind. Today is wet and windy once again, and we’ve got to move to find somewhere for Martyn to come and service the engine.

Wet and Windy Trip
The first option was “Duck Corner” near Stoke Golding, but as usual this was full up. It’s popular with those boaters who still rely on a car; they can park right alongside.

Duck Corner (Taken last Year)
The next choice was at Basin Bridge, with similar opportunities for parking. But there’s only room for 1½ boats! With a 60 footer already on the mooring, there was just room to get our stern on the bank.

(Almost) Moored at Basin Bridge.
Not a nice day for cruising, drizzly with heavier bursts, and quite windy. The towpath around here is very muddy.

Martyn is due tomorrow, and then we’ll move closer to Hinckley.

Locks 0, miles 2½

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