Friday, 16 January 2009

Change of Scenery.

0 Locks, 3 Miles. Now moored at Hillmorton.

After spending our fair share of time at Brownsover it was time for a change. When we left Brownsover there were only 3 boats left, 2 which had been on site for the best part of a fortnight and 1 newly arrived boat.

As we were going to be on the move for a while it was an opportunity to do some washing. We headed up to the Rugby arm where we winded and headed back down to Clifton Cruisers to collect the mail, have a pump out and exchange the faulty tank of propane which I suspect had too much Butane in the mixture. It was good to have a long chat with Paul at Clifton Cruisers as they are being very helpful.

Once we had everything sorted we carried on down to Hillmorton where we again winded just below the locks, took on more water and then found a convenient mooring.

As we both have to go into town several times over the next week we headed off into Hillmorton to check out the bus time table and bus stops. It appears that our bus timetable book is out of date because there are more buses servicing this area than at Brownsover which is a bonus. We will probably stay here until we are forced to replenish the food store but we could probably patronise Sainsbury's for a change as they are very conveniently placed by the town bus terminal. 

1587 locks, 3327 miles, 53 Tunnels, 43 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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