Tuesday, 28 February 2017


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.

I went down to the tree to see if there was anything that could be done with my limited tools (a bow saw) but that tree is well beyond my pay grade,we’ll just have to wait and see how long before CRT can get it moved

1 comment:

  1. Hi, sorry you missed my comment. We have found the shops and a few pubs for supplies. So as you say this is not a bad place to be stuck. Shall come say hi tomorrow Diane and Ray