Tuesday, 24 March 2009

What happened to Spring?

0 Locks, 4 Miles. Now moored at bridge 22.

As I poked my head out of the stern doors this morning I was greeted by the skipper of Nb Silhouette. We had a good long chat about life on the cut as he was on a sort of shake down cruise to test the lifestyle. Unfortunately names never got exchanged but we wish him well and perhaps hearing from him at some stage. We did find out that he had previously cruised with Geoff and Mags on Nb Seyella.

The weather girl had forecast showers and by 10am we had had a few very light showers so we thought that we would risk moving on. By the time we reached Sutton Cheney the showers had returned but in a more persistent way. We carried on to bridge 28 but the showers had turned into quite a heavy downpour so we moored with the idea of having lunch and then seeing if there was going to be any improvement.

As luck would have it the skies brightened up so we carried on down to bridge 22 where we knew there are good moorings.

1588 locks, 3375 miles, 59 Tunnels, 44 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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