Friday, 12 December 2008

BW cleared the way.

5 Locks, 3 Miles. Now moored at Hartshill.

We only found a light coating of ice on the canal this morning but while having breakfast BW came past with a tug and work boat so they cleared a pathway for us all the way to our present location. Before setting off we made a quick visit to the Aldi supermarket just for change and got just a few bits and bobs to keep us going until we reach Rugby.

We found that there was only one lock set against us as the second and third locks appeared to have self drained and we then encountered the BW tug coming back empty so they had left the last two locks in our favour, bless them.

Hopefully we may be able to get some sleep tonight as last night's mooring turned out to be very noisy, what with 2 roads, the railway and the T.N.T freight depot working all night the noise never stopped. Must remember not to stay there again, shopping stop only.

1585 locks, 3293 ½ miles, 52 Tunnels, 43 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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