Thursday 25 May 2023

Pre-Crick: Day 7

Last night’s mooring was very quiet and felt very remote.  There were more bats flying around at dusk.  This morning was another sunny start.  First thing, I put a coat of primer on the Houdini surround, which has had rust treatment in the past couple of days.  Then as we were on our own, we got the washing machine going before we set off.  We got going at about 8.30, and were shortly at Husbands Bosworth tunnel, which has an old BWB blue and yellow sign at this end.

It was a lovely sunny day that made for very enjoyable boating.  The landscape is rolling hills, with crops and occasional livestock.

At about 12.30 we reached Yelvertoft where we stopped on the water point and filled the tank.  We had lunch while we waited.

From there it was just a short hop to Crick, and into our mooring.  We are three boats down from the road bridge, which is much closer than in previous years and also has the advantage of not being breasted up.

A hawthorn bush was overhanging and touching the solar panel, so needed cutting back.  We thought one of the Braidbar crew might have some secateurs, but in fact Austin and Liz came up trumps with a little Japanese saw; once I’d started cutting branches off, it was a job to stop.  We then wandered over to the show site and saw a few people we knew, including Del and Al, and Mark.

14 miles, 0 locks.  (69 miles, 23 locks)

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