Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Some sunshine at last.

0 Locks, 2 Miles, Now moored at Newbold.

Well it was time to move again and it was a lovely sunny day so it made a pleasant change from all the snow and cold weather we have had recently. As it is mid term break for the school’s there are more boats on the move, mostly grandparents with the grand children from what we have observed. It won’t be too long now before we head off up North in our quest to cover as many of the canals as possible.

The towpath here at Newbold is not as muddy as it was down at Brownsover so that’s a bonus. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Nb Gosty Hill on Wednesday as our fuel tank is quite low. With the extremely cold weather lately the Mikuni diesel fired central heating unit has been working very hard hence our fuel has gone down very rapidly. I have been down to the Tesco’s petrol station to refill our emergency supply so we won’t run out. Mixing a small amount of regular diesel in with the red stuff seems to improve the performance of the Mikuni unit.

1587 locks, 3340 miles, 55 Tunnels, 43 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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