Sunday, 19 August 2007

Changeable weather.

0 Locks, 1 Mile. Still moored at Brinklow.
590 locks, 746½ miles, 19 Tunnels, 37 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

We were up early this morning so that we could travel up to the winding hole at what used to be the Brinklow Arm of the canal. There we winded and returned to our original mooring. After breakfast we walked into Brinklow guided by Liz from n/b Snecklifter across heritage walkways through farm land. On our way back to the boat we followed the road. In the distance behind us we heard the sound of a car being driven fast with squealing tyres as it negotiated the country lanes. The next thing we knew we were met by an ambulance wanting to know if we had seen 2 youths. Apparently they had been in a stolen car which they crashed and one of them was injured but they must have taken the other fork at the ‘Y’ junction we had not long walked through. Serves the buggers right if that was the case.

After a change of clothing and a cuppa it was time to scrub the starboard side of the boat from water line to gunnels, wait for it to dry and then re-black. I had no sooner finished when it started to rain so I had to pack things away smartly.

The rest of the day has been spent answering emails, reading and in my case having a wee snooze.

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