Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Here I am Rune
Distance  11.3 miles 
Total 3076 Locks  161 Tunnels
Running total mileage 4534.2 miles

I don’t know when this winter is due to finish, but it is clearly not yet! We made good progress today of over 11 miles but it has been pretty damn cold. Initially we were going to let the fire go out during the day, but as the temperature dropped we had both the central heating going at lunchtime along with getting the fire going again. If this continues we may well need to get even more coal in and, horror of horrors, we may have to buy some kindling.

There were certainly a few more boats on the move today, but it still isn’t what could be called busy, except at some of the moorings. We had originally intended to moor by bridge 90, Fradley Bridge, but when we got there most of the moorings were taken. There was one boat length space left, but when we tried to moor there it turned out it was too shallow. Once past there it was necessary to go for just over 2 miles further on otherwise it would involve mooring alongside the main A38, not conducive to a quiet night.

Tomorrow we should easily get to Fazeley.

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