Thursday, 24 June 2010

About time too!

0 Locks, 2.73 Miles, 2 Tunnels. Now moored at Brownsover.

We had done our dash at Newbold on the 48 hour moorings so it was time to go. The water point was clear so we filled up the water before doing anything else. A short run up to bridge 48 through the Newbold tunnel to wind in the course of the old canal and then back through the tunnel down to Brownsover.

Hillmorton 015 We passed through Newbold Tunnel twice this morning and considering how many times we have travelled through here we passed another boat in the tunnel for the first time today.

Hillmorton 016

Our journey was at a snail’s pace as there are so many boats heading South to Braunston for the Vintage boats rally this coming week-end. Moorings at Brownsover were again at a premium with at least 3 boats overstaying their welcome and hogging the moorings.

A bit more work on the boat was completed and shopping trips to Tesco’s (food), Halfords,(oil & filter), and Homebase for painting requirements.

While we had a late lunch we watched the Slovakia v England World cup match on TV. OK, the England team won but not very convincingly as far as we were concerned when you compare it to the Italy V NZ match. Still there is long way to go yet before the final.

2233 locks, 4316.42 miles, 94 tunnels, 131 swing bridges and 58 lift bridges since Nov 2006


nb piston broke said...

Glad every thing went okay at the hospital thats one thing out of the way. Was interested to see that you had bumped into Ernie glad that he is still on the cut. Is your visitor still coming on the 28th? Catch up soon Lynne and Paul

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Lynne and Paul
Yes news was as expected from the hospital, last we heard our visitor is still coming next week, fingers crossed. Didnt have a chance to speak to Ernie, keep your eyes open he is heading your way. See you soon