Saturday, 23 February 2008

Scarce moorings.

0 locks,   miles. Now moored at Shenton Aqueduct, Ashby Canal

This morning we had to move on as Dot had arranged a Tesco's delivery at Sutton wharf. It was a bit windy but we didn't get the forecasted rain. At Sutton wharf there is a 1 hour mooring alongside the car park but there is a boat moored there and by the look of it they had been there a considerably lot longer than 1 hour. We moved up to the water point instead which luckily has 2 taps and 2 moorings. We watered up and checked out the visitor moorings which are currently closed as the jetty has collapsed. Only one thing for it but to stay on the water point until Tesco's arrived.

I went for a walk to check out moorings further up by bridge 35 which is close to the road and thought that they were OK but when we moved up there we found them too shallow to be able to moor. We then moved up to Shenton Aqueduct which is also close to the road and found a suitable mooring. There is 1 problem, we are unable to get a satellite signal due to tree's so we have had to revert to the old TV aerial but it still does the same job, just not as much choice. Ho hum, such is life.

894 locks, 1242½ miles, 36 Tunnels, 41 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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