Sunday, 1 January 2017

End of year cruise: Day 3

Miraculously, we both managed to stay awake until midnight. There were a few fireworks around, but otherwise it was quiet. This morning just as we were finishing breakfast, there was a tiny little wren rootling around at the bottom of the towpath fence.

There had been some rain already, but the forecast heavy rain hadn't yet arrived, so we decided to head off while the going was good. We got away a little after 9.30. Not only was it dry, it was dead calm too. Ahead of us the sky had a bit of brightness in it.

Behind us, though, the sky was very threatening, and it appeared the wet weather was chasing us. We'd almost got back to the marina when the rain started, but the wind was still negligible so making the turn in and getting into our berth we're both straightforward. Tying up was done in the rain, however.

Since then we've been lurking inside, listening to the rain on the roof, remarking on the increasing breeze, and watching The Lady In The Van off the iPlayer. Tomorrow it will be a very early alarm call, as I'm on an early shift; Adrian will also head home early.

4 miles, 0 locks. (10 miles, 0 locks)

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