Friday, 11 July 2014

Black Buoy Cruising Club Fri 11 July 2014

We had planned to cruise here last night but then decided to stay at Kingswood Junction and walk to The Navigation atDSCF6116 Lapworth for dinner. The place has gone up market a bit since we were last this way and offer a set price 2 or 3 course menu plus bar menu. The food was fine but some of the dishes were not as exciting as you would expect from the menu description. Two courses cost £16.95 and three £19.95

We set off this morning at 1020 with only about 4 miles to our destination. One of the first things I spotted was bit of a collectors item, it was a BWB no overnight mooring notice on the offside, I wonder if at one time there were day time moorings there.DSCF6115

Just passed The Navigation stands a cottage, this has always been derelict in the past when we have been this way, but is now looking quite smart.DSCF6117

As there were no other boats about we decided to top the water tank up by bridge 66, it only took a few minutes as we only replaced what we used yesterday and showers this morning, but we wont have an opportunity to get any more until after the weekend. On the underside of bridge 66 there is a notice stating that this is the boundary between Trent and Severn water.DSCF6119 

By Bakers Lane Bridge, No 68 we could see the first of the boats who where here for the rally our moorings were at the far end beyond Kings Arms Bridge No 70.DSCF6121 The section opposite the club house was quite congested with the club boats moored on the offside and trading boats from the floating market on the towing path side.
When we reached our allotted mooring we found the space allocated to The Erewash Boat Club who we were with for the weekend was somewhat tight, 280 ft for 10 boats moored side by side and not one was under 55 ft long, so we continued another couple of boat lengths to the end of the allocated moorings and pulled in bank side there. Well almost bank side as we are on the BBCC Today’s journey

As we will not be moving over the weekend the next blog will be on Monday evening.

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