Saturday, 28 March 2009

Meeting Old friends

0 Locks, 2 Miles. Now back at Hinckley.

Wednesday morning we pulled the pins at bridge 22 and cruised back down to Hinckley. With some chores to complete it was more convenient to be there.

Yesterday we met up with Mike and Denise on Nb Densie who we first met up when we travelled down to London with them eighteen months ago and a brief reunion on the River Nene last year. This weekend we will all leave the Ashby Canal and head north again, them to their mooring at at Kings Bromley Marina and us towards Great Haywood

Last night we headed off to the Rugger Tavern in Nuneaton with John and Elizabeth for another very expensive (LOL) meal. £3.50 a head for a 3 course meal with a choice of 3 entree’s, 3 meats and up to 7 vegetables and 3 desserts. Nobody went home hungry and the food was good.

Today we went into Hinckley to finalise a few things and a last minute stock up from Tesco’s because when we leave here on Sunday the shops are few and far between for a while.

Now when we arrived in Hinckley we had a leaky calorifier which needed brazing. After 2 days of running around in ever decreasing circles and getting nowhere we finally got the job fixed by a gentleman named Bill Stone in Coventry. For anybody in the Coventry area or close by who needs a marine engineer we can personally recommend him. His details are Stones Garage, Motor & Marine Engineers, Stoke Row, Coventry, Ph 02476 453936. This guy knows the meaning of the word “Service”. Put him in your favourites list in case you need him.

1588 locks, 3377 miles, 59 Tunnels, 44 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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