Sunday, 26 July 2009

Tadpole Bridge to Thrupp

Sunday

Last night we ate at The Trout who's moorings we were on. The food there is not cheap but we think it is very good for a once in a while treat, I couldn't do it every night.
Today's forecast was bad and we left at 10 to a very overcast sky, we met several boats on our way down stream, but I don't think we shared any lock all day, may be Thames boaters don't go out if there is a bad forecast ! We had very short waits at locks, in most cases they were filling as we arrived. We turned off the Thames into Ducks Cut and met a boat just before Dukes cut lock and there was another boat ahead of us waiting to return to the canals from the river. BW were at Duke Lock again checking the bottom gate as it had been reported that there were problems opening it full, they had a fish around but were unable to find anything or any problem with the gate.  the second time this year when we have been at this lock when BW have been investigating the bottom gate so it is something intermittent. We continued up the canal with all the locks in our favour as far as Thrupp where we stopped to talk with Bones and Maffi who has his leg plastered from toe to knee. All the visitor mooring were full in Thrupp so I had a word with the mooring Officer at the Thrupp Cruising Club and we are on one of there members moorings overnight as they are out cruising. We finally moored up at 5 30 but we spent over an hour chatting and sorting out this mooring spot.

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