Monday, 25 June 2007

Time to move.

4 locks, 1 mile. Now moored at Darlington Wharf.
442 locks, 565½ miles, 17 Tunnels, 18 swing bridges and 9 lift bridges since Nov 2006

With light intermittent rain we wandered off into town to visit the Sally Lunn shop and museum and wandered down some of the narrow side streets to see what other treasures we might find. The age and architecture of the city is remarkable and unimaginable to think who may have trod along the cobbled road in centuries past.

As tomorrows weather forecast is not looking good we decided to make a move this afternoon for our return journey. We went down through Bath top and Pulteney locks winded in the very wide pound below and went straight back up through the locks much to the disdain of a hire boat who had to wait his turn.

We then only travelled a short distance through Cleveland house tunnel to the 72 hour moorings at Darlington wharf. If the weather forecast is correct and we get heavy rain tomorrow we will sit it out here for the day and resume our travels on Tuesday when the weather is supposed to improve.

After reading Granny Buttons Weblog tonight we seem to have made a wise decision considering the weather forecast not to venture down the Avon to Bristol.

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