I came up to the boat after work this afternoon, stopping for some shopping at Wolverton on the way. I arrived just after 4.30, and soon had the car unpacked and in the car park. The weather seemed better than expected -- warm, dry, bright, and just a little breezy. So because I prefer to be out of the marina rather than in it, I decided to unplug the shoreline and set off. By 5pm I was pulling away from the pontoon and out onto the canal, heading for Cosgrove.
Once through Cosgrove Bridge, there was a man in the water, painting his boat. He offered to do a bit on Briar Rose as I went past, but I wasn't sure the white would suit.
There were several spaces on the moorings, so I tied up opposite the long term moorers, where I know I can see the satellite and have decent internet. I left the engine running for a little while, mainly so I'd have some hot water. There's been a brief shower of rain so far, but there's heavy rain in the forecast for tonight.
1 mile, 0 locks.