Monday, 25 January 2010

Best cruising day of the year, so far!

3 Locks, 10.47 Miles. Now moored at Braunston

We hadn’t planned on leaving Rugby until Monday but today turned out to be a good day for a cruise not to be missed. After hibernating in the boat for the last few weeks it was good to spend the day out in the fresh air despite the temperature. Quite a lot of other boaters had the same idea.

Brownsover 002 Unusual sight to see the 14 day moorings at Brownsover,Rugby empty

Lunch of soup and toast was taken on the run due to clouds gathering to the North giving a slight urgency to our reaching Braunston ASAP. As it was we had some light drizzle about 30 minutes before we reached our destination but nothing too serious. Two mooring sites were trialled before we made satellite contact for TV reception. Nearby are Paul & Lynne on Nb Piston Broke who we will pay a visit some time tomorrow.

Brownsover 003 If no boats need the water point we will use it.

Reading Mo and Vanessa’s blog of Nb Balmaha it sounds like their brains are vegetating with all this hibernating. Might we suggest a Nintendo DSI machine for keeping the brain alive. We bought one for Xmas and like a lot of this computer gadgetry it left me cold to start with but a few quiet sessions I have finally mastered it AND learnt how to do Soduku which has been a complete headache up until now. It has certainly helped while away the hours while we have been unable to do anything else.

2037 locks, 4057.54 miles, 76 tunnels, 130 swing bridges and 54 lift bridges since Nov 2006


Mo said...

A Nintendo? She's got one and it's made such a difference to the noise level onboard.

I daren't have a go, I've got a brain-age of 21 to beat.

Not sure what you mean about whiling away the hours, there's never enough hours in the day as it is. So much to do, so little time to do it, woe is me....

Glad you're still stirring the waters. Roll on spring.


Derek and Dot said...

Hi Mo
I cant get my brainage to 21 so she Vanessa must be very clever. lol