Well, what a miserable day yesterday! The only relief from the showers were the spells of drizzle. Although that’s not entirely fair, it wasn’t too bad first thing when I took Meg out for a walk.
We did a circuit around the fields rather than staying on the towpath.
Meg had fun looking for rabbits….
And the calves were very interested in Meg!
The lock flight was very quiet at 8 am. It got quite a lot busier later.
Needless to say, we didn’t go anywhere.
Today dawned fine and bright, but cloud started to build up by mid-morning. We got moving at about 11:00, and moored up again at 12:45. Just 3 locks and 2½ miles. We decided to take advantage of a dry spell and did a bit more work on Corbiere.
This is why some of the prep work is taking so long. 13 layers of paint!
While Carol was sanding I gave Mike of Dutchy’s Engineering a call. I spoken to him last week with a view to fitting a security device on the fuel filler. He will be able to fit us in tomorrow afternoon, so, rather than have a pretty long day tomorrow, we “upped sticks” and set off again, just for another 1¼ hours, to Wrenbury.
It’s been another day of sunny spells and showers, but quite warm.
Here's the stuff of narrowboaters nightmares.....
Link courtesy of Andrew Denny's Grannybuttons blog, where there's a bit more info.
Locks 4, miles 5½