Last night was very still and cold, this led us to having a disturbed night, I woke coughing and put it down to my state of health, but Diana was coughing as well. In the end we decided it was fumes from someone else's stove coming into the boat, probably when they banked it up before going to bed. After a while it cleared and we went off to sleep.
We got up to another spring like day except the paths where white with frost, it dropped to -2° overnight.
Another session down the weed hatch before setting off, this time only white polly, not so strong as the yellow. Note the glove. It did leak a bit and my hand was just wet but my arm was dry.
Ten fifteen and we were away, through the junction and into the lock. If anyone requires any mooring pins etc. there is a Blacksmith moored by the junction. I am not sure if he tows the butty or pushes the larger boat with it as they are connected together rigidly.
CaRT have taken the toll house back to use, for a while this was an outpost of the Coventry Police.
We called in for diesel at Lime Farm, I have not bought any from them for a while and wasn’t that low, but as we were passing and they were open we filled up at 84p/lt. Then on through Newbold Tunnel, there are only tree lights working now, which doesn’t bother me at all, tunnels should be dark. However I did notice on the tunnel information board that it now says to contact CaRT in an emergency please ring 0303 0404040 I shill have not had this confirmed by CaRT that has replaced the old 0800 4799947 number. Watch this space. On there mooring information board they still tell you to ring 100 and ask for Freephone Canals which I thought was discontinued years ago.
It was just on 3pm when we moored up still in the sunshine on the visitor moorings at Newbold for the night.