Monday, 16 March 2009

Bosworth Battlefield.

0 Locks, 6 Miles. Now moored at Bosworth Battlefield moorings.

Last night our gas tank ran out midway through cooking tea, typical, so I had to change tanks or go hungry.

This morning we reversed back to the Trinity Marina customer mooring and refuelled with 98 litres of diesel at 57.9p a litre, a new gas tank and much needed water which we hadn’t replenished for some time. We winded in the entrance to the marina and headed off back up the canal in beautiful warm sunny conditions.

At Sutton Cheney we pulled in for more water as we had done 2 loads of washing by the time we got there. As there are showers available we thought that we may as well make use of them as well. As it was such a lovely day there were hoards of walkers, trampers and picnickers around this very popular area and the coffee lounge was doing a roaring trade. After having our own lunch we headed off again. Along the way we tried several mooring sites which were all too shallow so we had to keep moving until we reached our present position.

Unfortunately we are again too early  to see the Battlefield Preserved Railway in operation as the first operating week-end is not until the end of the month but we did see the track maintenance train heading back to Shackerstone after a working bee.

1588 locks, 3354 miles, 57 Tunnels, 44 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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