Tuesday, 21 April 2009

What a scorcher!

2 Locks, 5 ½ Miles, Now moored above Haywood lock.

After safely getting Tracey away on the train to Birmingham we did a bit of last minute shopping before heading off to the winding hole just past the railway over bridge. After winding we set off back to Great Haywood. It started out as a lovely spring morning but as the day wore on it just got hotter and hotter. No need for any thermals or jackets today. There was the inevitable delays at the locks but nobody was too worried with it being such a beautiful day.

By the time we moored up it was nearly 2pm and it was too hot to do anything except chill out with a cold drink, we’re not used to this sudden increase in temperatures. By 7pm the temperature was just starting to drop sufficiently to consider having something to eat.

Before dinner we decided that maybe the time had come to swap our wardrobe over from winter to summer. Out came the suitcases and after a good sort out we should now be all set for the warmer weather.

1610 locks, 3434 ½ miles, 59 Tunnels, 45 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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