Friday, 28 November 2014

Friday 28 November 2014 Handsacre

Last night was a very noisy mooring with the railway and the A51 just across the valley with nothing to block the sound, we would have been much better to have done another 10 minutes and moored nearer the town, but it was misty and getting dark.

This morning the mist had cleared and just after 10 we set off only to moor 10 minutes later on the edge of town. There were two reasons for this, I wanted to get my tube of Fernox LS-X from AVH supplies and Diana wanted to look round the town, so we combined the two with an information leaflet from the library. The Chancel Primary school has a Narrowboat in their yard as a library. Brand new shell buy NT of Hixon, nicely painted complete with rear fender but no stern gear.
We spent about an hour and a half wandering round, the Market Place was bustling as they are turning the Christmas lights on tonight.

Once back on the boat it was off through the town to fill with water before continuing towards home. I have never seen anyone moored at Armitage out side the toilet factory to use the local facilities. DSCF7792You can just make out the toilet pans through the fence.

We only met one boat today, right at bridge 58 which of course is on a bend, still I was only going very slowly.

We moored for the night at Handsacre again, right where we were last week but the other way round, The reason for mooring here is that is the location of the only pub before we reach our moorings.

map 28 Today’s Journey only 4.5 miles tying up at 2 pm. hardly enough to charge the batteries.

1 comment:

Les Biggs said...

Hi Brian and Diana
Love the bit about the library boat. What us boaters really want to know though, has it a pump out or cassette?
Les