We were on the water point to top up at 8am today, I nipped off to drop the rubbish and David got a bit carried away with the hose pipe and new brush. The boat ended up being washed down and the green being treated on the cratch canopy.
Oh yes and we filled the tanks.
Not too naughty as there are four water points here and only us up and about this morning. We intended to do the actual polishing later on arrival.
|Just leaving the water point. NO strong winds today.|
|Into the little wee lock of about six inches, that was a "Stop Lock" between canal companies.|
|In the back ground is the old engine house that held the steam pump.|
You can follow this link to read all about it HERE Geoff has found out all about it.
|David in front of my favourite place doing his U Turn to go north.|
|He paused here to pick me up.|
We pootled along, just a few boats moored up, nothing like we have seen in the past when its been rammed, then totally unexpectedly.... there is a familiar face waving at a window at us and the penny dropped, it was Jaq from NB Valerie ANOTHER blogger HERE we stopped, moored up and invited them in for a coffee.
|Jac and Les from NB Valerie|
Hope you both enjoy your summer.
On through boring Bedworth and Nuneaton. Lots of general talk of sofas and other detritus in the canal through here but all we saw was a shed roof.
Then three blasts on the horn our signal for "Urgent Attention" so I left the laundry draping and went to see this sky, same old same old....
|Black as your hat and coming our way|
Decks cleared urgently of cameras, phones, hats and my boots then heavens opened. The rain didn't stop and David had enough after about thirty minutes so we moored up in a hurry, he was cold right through.
Ten minutes later the sun was out, how annoying is that? We watched and waited and just on the verge of going out to polish the tow path side, when it hailed again. I watched a woodpecker in these woods and felt annoyed as to the amount of rubbish scattered throughout in there. Had there have been a bridge I would have picked it up "Á la Maffi" but no access.
Decision made. Tools downed, heating on.
|The sun was out briefly so was a woodpecker.|