Monday, September 27, 2010

Definitely Autumnal

It looks like hopes for an Indian Summer have got to be put on hold for the time being. It’s certainly got a lot colder over the last few days.
Even the leaves are starting to turn now.

Kegworth Lock Cut

Our mooring Lovely spot, but the passing traffic can be a tad noisy.
After a couple of days odd jobbing, we collected brother Andy and family yesterday for a cruise down the Trent to Beeston and back. It was cold, but at least the rain held off.

Wide open spaces at Soar Junction
Leaving Beeston after turning around
Mo, Ness and Joe on Balmaha heading for Nottingham

Waiting for Cranfleet Lock with Andy and Zac.
After the lock we pulled over and had an excellent, if slightly late, Sunday lunch. Thanks, Mags.

We dropped our guests off at Kegworth Shallow Lock after a very enjoyable day. Long, by our standards, but good. I think we were all ready for an early night.

Today has been damp but milder now the wind has dropped. I’ve spent most of the day re-routing the wiring to the horn and the co-ax to the TV aerial. These ran from the gunwhales up the inside of the existing cratch board, but I wanted them out of the way for the new one, so now they exit the cabin through the roof, then along the top plank to the front of the cratch.
The new board is just about ready to fit, so I’ll do that this week, then I just need the modified cover back and we’ll be set for the winter.

Locks 6, miles 17 (yesterday)

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