Thursday, 3 June 2010

It’s here now after a slow start.

3 locks, 8.63 Miles. 1 Swing bridge. Now moored at bridge 90 Coventry Canal.

Fradley 001 One of the latecomers

Yesterday was not a great start to Summer with it being cold wet and miserable all day. It got so cold in the afternoon that we fired up the Mikuni diesel fired central heating. After nearly 7 weeks of inactivity the unit fired up first pop which was a blessing. Needless to say we didn’t go anywhere, just spent the time updating the computer and making a quick trip to Morrisons.

Fradley 004 What! another new marina, even if it is small

This morning was overcast but dry when we set off for Fradley Junction. A couple of intending boaters (Phil & Sally) had contacted us asking if we could meet them at Fradley junction for a chat about living aboard a narrow boat. Despite the usual traffic jam around the 3 locks above Fradley junction we made a mooring on the Coventry Canal by 1pm where Phil & Sally found us shortly afterwards.

Fradley 005 Much appreciated help

After a couple of hours of canalia chat they had to head home and as we were listing badly to starboard and unable to get TV, we decided it was such a beautiful afternoon even though it was 4.30pm (very late for us to be cruising) we could afford to cruise for a bit longer to find a more suitable mooring near Fradley village.

Fradley 006 Look Richard, here’s one for you - Napier

2219 locks, 4264.25 miles, 91 tunnels, 131 swing bridges and 58 lift bridges since Nov 2006


Carol said...

Hi both, glad to see you're back on the water and hope that you are feeling well again Dot.Enjoy your summer and hope to meet up sometime in the not too distant future.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Carol
Great to be back, must admit the weathers better here now. We hope to enjoy the wonderful summer they have promised us.