Sunday, 30 December 2007

Fine day for boating.

2 locks, and 4 miles. Now moored at Fenny Stratford

Tracey headed back to London last evening after spending five days with us, so as to keep ahead of the BW winter stoppages it was time to move on. It turned out a beautiful but cold day and bought out the boaters in droves. We haven't seen so much activity on the cut for months.

We called into Willowbridge marina for diesel at a modest 60p per litre and a pump out. We took on another  89 litre's which told me that our diesel consumption had dropped back to 8 litres a day since our last fill up. This is probably due to the Mikuni central heating unit not having to work quite so hard over the last week or so with slightly warmer temperatures.

We struck lucky at Fenny Stratford, just North of the lock  we found a vacant 14 day mooring . We are only staying overnight but it gave us a chance to go to Tesco's for some essentials as supermarkets become scarce after we leave Milton Keynes.

869 locks, 1168 miles, 33 Tunnels, 40 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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