Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Glorious sunshine.

0 locks and 1 mile. Now moored north of bridge 68, Rugby


We arose to a crisp frost this morning which heralded another beautiful day. As our water tank was very low the bow was sitting high out of the water which gave me the opportunity to black the area along the water line that was stripped clean when we were travelling through ice last month. It's only a stop gap measure but better than nothing.

Later in the morning we moved up to the water point and filled up. The blacking is supposed to dry for 24 hours but it shouldn't do it too much harm. Afterwards, we winded just below the lock and then moved about a mile up to just past bridge 68 alongside the golf course. My reason for mooring here was to walk across the golf course after the golfers had finished for the day and get some close up photo's of the old railway viaduct across the golf course. The viaduct only carried a single track which was a line from Rugby to Clifton upon Dunsmore which was part of a triangular set of track work by which loco's could be turned without use of a turntable. Unfortunately I was unable to cross the viaduct as it's fenced off at both ends.


893 locks, 1214½ miles, 35 Tunnels, 40 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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