Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Goodness Gracious, A Dredger.

0 Locks, 1.79 Miles. Now moored at Tamworth.

With uncertain weather conditions we decided to move down to Sutton Road bridge where we could visit Sainsbury’s supermarket. After that we would re-assess the situation. Luckily it was only a short trip as it started to rain not long after setting off. Soon after arriving at Sutton Road a BW dredger and tug went past heading north. We had thought that perhaps it was heading to bridge 88 on the Coventry or even Woodend lock to dredge out below the lock which has been shallow for a very long time. However that turned out not to be the case as about an hour or so later the same 2 vessels came back heading south. Joy riding perhaps?

Hopwas 001 Leaving the fine weather behind we were soon under rain clouds.

After doing the shopping we decided to sit the rest of the day out due to strong winds but wouldn’t you just know it, mid afternoon saw a complete change to no wind and sunshine. Ah well, we are not in any great hurry from here so we will see what tomorrow brings.

2023 locks, 3916.99 miles, 76 tunnels, 130 swing bridges and 54 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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