Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Ice dodging.

0 Locks, 2.5 Miles. Now moored at Brownsover

With the ice broken and another day of the thawing process underway we took the plunge and headed back to Brownsover. Conditions were pretty good with only a few thick sheets of ice making manoeuvrability difficult.We called into Clifton Cruisers to pick up some mail and get a pump out. Hillmorton Locks are still a no go area as the middle pound is very low and frozen solid and the ice is still very thick on the canal towards Braunston although we hear Braunston is now clear of ice!

Arriving at Brownsover we found a mooring next to Nb Uccello once more. A BW workman was busy at bridge 58 pulling supermarket trolleys out of the canal. This is a never ending job at this particular bridge but it wasn’t Tesco’s trolley’s this time, it was a couple of flat bed trolley’s from Homebase.

2034 locks, 4047.07 miles, 76 tunnels, 130 swing bridges and 54 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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