Thursday, 25 December 2008

Sunshine, hurray.

0 Locks, 1 Mile. Now moored at Newbold.

With all our Xmas day provisions aboard it was time to move on to Newbold where we hope it will be quieter than Brownsover. The first call was the water point just on the other side of bridge 54 where we finally met Ernie from Nb Ten Bob Note. He was just topping up at Tesco's before heading off down the Barby straight to a quiet mooring that he knew about.

After leaving Brownsover we passed 3 south bound boats but Ernie had told us that most of the boats at Newbold had left first thing this morning. Sure enough there were plenty of moorings available so we just found a clear spot where the satellite dish could get a signal and here we will stay until Sunday. Since tying up the sun has made its presence felt and its delightful sitting here with the sunshine pouring in through the windows, long may it last.

1587 locks, 3317 ½ miles, 53 Tunnels, 43 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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