Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Good News and Bad News

0 Locks, 0.7 Miles. Still moored at Hillmorton.

Well the good news is that the thaw is well under way and Derek on Uccello has broken the ice between Hillmorton bottom lock and Brownsover. We followed him down to the winding hole where we winded and pulled onto the water point to fill the tank again. After this we decided just to move a couple hundred yards, stay overnight and then head up to Brownsover tomorrow when hopefully the ice will have thawed some more.

The bad news is that the diesel boat Gosty Hill is still stuck at Sutton Stop. . Just to keep us going I went down to Canalbreaks above the bottom lock and collected another 85 litre’s of diesel which has just about filled the tank and will put us in good stead for a couple of weeks. Hopefully Iain will be back on the job by then.

2034 locks, 4045.02 miles, 76 tunnels, 130 swing bridges and 54 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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