Tuesday, 15 December 2009

It Seemed a Good Idea

Monday we decided to move to Rugby, as we have Fernwood and Foxton Boat Services visiting this week and access from the 'park' is ideal.

We set off at a leisurely pace and went through the three locks, all against us, on leaving the last one, a voice was heard, 'we are coming up' but no boat, in sight, on the move.
It was Lynne from Piston Broke, they were just leaving the water point and that was where we were going, could not have been planned better, quick chat and hopefully we will meet them at Braunston for a seasonal drink.

After filling with water, it took 45 minutes, we moved on at a leisurely pace, stopped at Clifton Cruisers (Bridge 66) for a pump out, excellent service and the best pump out we have had so far.

Arrived at Rugby and squeezed the boat into a sixty two feet gap, our boat is sixty feet.

The rest of the day was spent at leisure, after a trip to Tesco.

Today, Tuesday

We needed to turn as the problem that Fernwood are dealing with will be accessed easier.
Set off for the turning point, not far and with ease turned and returned to the same spot.

It seemed a good idea at the time to take a dip in the canal, the water was wet but not that cold.
Lovely as it was I decided to get out.
A quick shower, fresh clothes, the ones I had on washed and now drying.

This is only the second time, in all the years of boating, I have had a dip, I never plan it, It just seems a good idea at the time.

1 comment:

Del and Al said...

ho ho ho .......splosh!

Seriously though, glad you're ok :-)