Sunday, 15 February 2009

Time to move again.

0 Locks, 2 miles. Now moored back at Brownsover Park.

Yesterday we moved up to the water point to take on a full supply of water as the washing was starting to mount up. By the time we had filled the tank one load of washing had been done. We stayed at Hillmorton overnight and this morning we did another load of washing while cruising. Due to an overnight frost the canal was once again frozen so we waited until 5 other boats had passed through before setting off ourselves.

Upon arrival at Brownsover the only mooring available was on the towpath side which after all the recent snow was extremely muddy. However lady luck smiled upon us because while we were tying up one boat weighed anchor and left from the park side which has a tar sealed footpath, so a quick change of plan and we moved across the canal to a better mooring.

When we were here last time the resident swan’s still had a cygnet in tow but on our way here this morning we spotted two cygnets, one on it’s own and the other unfortunately deceased, so we are unsure as to whether the male has just chased the cygnet away or killed it. Either way there is one cygnet here that wasn’t around here a month ago.

1587 locks, 3338 miles, 55 Tunnels, 43 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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