Thursday, 11 December 2008

Hello, An early start for some!

6 Locks, 6 Miles. Now moored above Atherstone lock 6.

I hadn't been out of bed long and was busy wiping the condensation off the windows when a boat heading North went past. It wasn't until it's stern was level with us that I saw that it was Nb Moore 2 Life. I called out a greeting to Chas who I don't think had recognised us at that stage but he soon pulled the boat into the bank and was moored up with the kettle on the hob. We had only just made a hot drink so we took this along with us for a chat with Chas and Anne and of course Molly the dog.

After about an hour Chas was wanting to get moving again so that they would make Great Haywood in time. I don't think he would have that much of a problem as several boats had already started to move breaking the ice in both directions. However the same cannot be said about their travelling companions Sue and Vic on Nb No Problem who are still out on the recently flooded River Soar. Come on Sue rattle your dag's girl, something about some train tickets kept cropping up in conversation. Ahem L.O.L.

Once we reached the Atherstone flight we were joined by another boat, Nb Utrecht who had followed us for a while yesterday and who also stopped at Alvecote overnight, the crew of which were quite happy to work in with us making locking a bit faster.

1580 locks, 3290 ½ miles, 52 Tunnels, 43 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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