Here I am Rune
Distance 4.2 miles
Total 2355 Locks 103 Tunnels
Running total mileage 3360.8 miles
The trip today came to a rather abrupt and unplanned halt just North of the Lady Lane wharf at Earlswood, this was the reason:-
The top photo shows the view that confronted me as I rounded the corner after Earlswood and it was immediately obvious that we weren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. I know that the CRT contractors are pretty good at shifting fallen trees but this one is pretty large, I would guess that there is going to be several tons of wood there. We are not too badly positioned however since there is a water point and elsan about a mile back down the canal, the only question is how near are the shops if we find ourselves stuck here over the next weekend. Of course if I had checked my e-mail earlier I would have known about this blockage since Diane and Ray had sent me a comment warning me of it, unfortunately I only got to see the e-mail whilst I was sending an e-mail to CRT to tell them of the tree down, and by that time I was already within sight of the tree. Failing to read may e-mails resulted in me having to make probably the longest reverse in RUNE that I have ever done since we’ve had it, about ¼ mile, the one saving grace was that no-one was going to be coming past since nothing could get past the tree and anything coming up behind me I would have warned about the blockage.