Thursday, 22 April 2010

Thursday 22 Warwick

Not so cold last night and several planes crossing the sky. I had to slack the mooring ropes and push Harnser from the towing path to try to get us onto an even keel.
One boat passed before we set off at 10 am this morning however after he had gone a boat came up the locks and moored just ahead of us, giving us one good lock. Later we met a pair of boats coming up and in the next pound we met the steam Narrowboat President and her butty Kildare coming towards us breasted up, luckily we met them in a gap with no moored boats so we were able to pass with no one going aground.
Lunchtime saw us moored in Leamington Spar and after a bite to eat we walked into town. Here we visited the gardens and the towns museum in the old Pump Rooms which was free. Several of the paintings on display were loaned by Councillor Albert Holt JP, I must check if we are related as there were some expensive pictures on display.
Mid afternoon and we were away again in the bright sunshine, real T shirt weather. Delta marine were putting the final touches to the paint work on a new Dutch style barge.
Until now we have been dropping down at every lock since we left our moorings, now we started to climb with the two Cape locks which we did alone, just like all the rest we have done today.  Tomorrow we have the Hatton 21 to look forward to as we climb the hill out of Warwick. For tonight we are moored just by the Budbrooke junction opposite the Saltisford Arm.

3 comments:

silver horde said...

Hope you have good weather for the Hatton Locks! It has been 25 years since I did those with my husband and my mother in law (she still says she did them alone) Brings back great memories!

Jane

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Hi Silver horde
The weather couldn't have been better, warm and dry with no wind

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Hi Silver horde
The weather couldn't have been better, warm and dry with no wind