Monday 27th September 2010
Weather – Rain, that wet rain, you know? No wind so rain all day! Day 16
Reasonable nights sleep for Justin and me, until the rain started in the night; we were under trees so the drips seemed incessant!
The boat also worked a bit loose on its moorings so that it kept bumping against the bank during the night – would have got up and adjusted except for the rain!
Had a set of the special feed for Justin delivered by BUPA at 8.30am – again bang on time as it has been throughout. Then it was up the three locks at Soulbury with the kayaks on the roof and the kayakers doing the paddles and gates. Needless to say by the second lock one of my windlasses went in the water – collection to be held at the debrief later to raise replacement budget.
The rain rather made the day a chore – 12 miles, 13 locks and a swing bridge. The guys were soon off in the distance and Eddie on Pisces and I plodded on. Good system though as Eddie is very experienced and uses all good boating techniques at locks. Pretty good team, even if I say it myself!
Heard we are now getting good press all the way down locally, plus a piece in the Telegraph today. Daily Mail is apparently doing a feature and our friends at Narrowboat World have given us a good plug too!
Picture shows us near Tamworth with the team that switched on Sunday! Justin and Stevo are in it for the duration!