On Friday we cruised into Willington, luckily finding a mooring just past Bridge 23. It was a fine day, with good sunny spells, but the forecasted wind was starting to rise by the time we’d moored up.
I was glad to get moored up here, we were only staying the weekend then turning around, and the winding hole and services were just a few yards ahead.
I went for a trip up to the Co-op, forgetting that it had moved last year to a new site on the Repton Road. The old shop is an Indian restaurant now.
We stayed put through Saturday, avoiding the bad weather although it wasn’t as bad here as elsewhere. Then yesterday morning I kept an eye on the service wharf, moving up and turning around to reverse on to it as soon as it was vacant.
With water filled and rubbish disposed of we retraced our steps back towards Burton, stopping once again just beyond Coach and Horses Bridge, number 25.
We’ll stay here for a few days, we’re killing time till next Monday when we’re to meet with Dave and Barbara on Liberty Bell for a cruise up to Newark.
It’s 13 years ago almost to the day since we set off on our maiden voyage on Seyella. We’d had a short shakedown cruise prior to this after taking possession on the 5th, but this was the first proper trip we’d made. The blog style has changed in the intervening period as has the boat and the crew. We’re all a little longer in the tooth… But Seyella seems to be aging more gracefully than me. Mags hardly changes at all, I don’t know how she does it.
Locks 0, miles 2¾