Thursday 5 November 2009

Mind the Paintwork.

2 Locks, 4.48 Miles. Now moored opposite Alvecote Marina.

What a glorious day for a cruise. The plan for today was a short cruise to the BW facilities at Fazeley Junction for water and rubbish disposal and then on to our present mooring. At Glascote locks we came across a gentleman who was being very precise about lock procedure. It turned out that the boat had only been in the water 2 days and he was trying not to scratch the paint work, he’ll learn (we were like that once) narrow boating is said to be a contact sport regardless of how careful you are.

Fazeley Junction 002 Aqueduct over the River Tame.

While waiting for the first of the Glascote locks Nb Beefur arrived which is a new boat to us. It turned out that we had met the lady on board at the BW visitor centre at Trevor on the Llangollen Canal where she works for British Waterways. She has been following our progress ever since and that was about 15 month’s ago. We may catch up again later on the Ashby Canal.

Fazeley Junction 003 A WWII bunker at the Aqueduct over the River Tame.

A familiar boat we did see was Nb Northern Pride (proudly flying the NZ silver fern), Barry and Sandra are now home in Gisborne, New Zealand saving hard to return next year, their boat on her winter moorings at a friends end of garden mooring.

Fazeley Junction 005 Winter moorings at a friends end of garden mooring.

2025 locks, 3921.47 miles, 76 tunnels, 130 swing bridges and 54 lift bridges since Nov 2006

1 comment:

Barry and Sandra said...

Hi Derek and Dot
It's a great photo! Barry will be so chuffed to see her again, thanks for taking it.
Looks like the weather is still being kind to you there, that's good news.
We're good but Barry's dad is slowly slipping away now, very sad but inevitable.
Hope to catch ou next year, we're not likely to be back until at least May and for about four months if all goes well!

Have fun!