I have decided to stop doing the rain reports now that most people have changed their plans to take into account the rains we had at the end of last month and the beginning of this. Things seemed to have settled down to a reasonable weather pattern again. This decision was made this morning and its rained ever since.
Just on 10 am and we arrive at Netham with the River Avon New Cut goes straight ahead under the bridge and over the weir, on a spring tide this weir is overtopped with sea water coming up the Avon bypassing the Floating Harbour.
Netham Locks connect the River Avon to the Floating Harbour by a long straight feeder canal, at the very end of this is a right angle bend though a set of flood gates, the sharpness of the turn caught me a bit off guard and I was glad there was no one coming the other way. We had been warned of a low bridge across the harbour which can be lifted if required, with the stove chimney off the engine exhaust just cleared it. Our suggested mooring was just through here to the right and after mooring up at one of the electric points I found there was still over £4 credit on it. Now the down side, I can’t find my 16 Amp plug anywhere. I saw it a month ago and I am wondering if its in the back of the car. So no free electricity for us.
We cruised down the harbour when we thought the weather had improved , but wrong, it blow and rained on us, the reason for the journey was to visit the marina to empty our brim full toilet tank. This turned out to be a DIY job for £8 –70 Once all was completed
we returned to the pontoon and moored up. To coincidences happened here, Just as we moored there was some one calling and waving like a mad man from the bank, It was a friend of ours, Guy who just happened to be walking by as we turned in. The other was that after tying up and venturing out there is a Wilderness Trail boat moored at the other end of the pontoon from us, also owned by a friend who lives in Norfolk.
We will stay here now until Saturday when we will commence our journey East again.