Tuesday, 29 September 2015

King’s Bromley Marina Tuesday 29 September 2015

Firstly an apology to The Friends of Raymond. It was Nutfield towing Raymond on Saturday, both Friends of Raymond boats and not the Narrow Boat Trust.

This morning we were away at 9-15 am with a foggy start to the day.DSCF0672

There was little traffic about as we made our way to Fradley Junction. Someone has been out painting arrows on the bridges and trees again, I take it its for a run or walk, but most places they put the arrows there is nowhere else to go. I just wish they would clean them off afterwards.DSCF0677  We met a boat at the swing bridge which was handy as they left it open for us. At the junction it was sharp left and up to Middle Lock, the Volocky arrived just before we did and was emptying it by the time I dropped Diana off. Another Volocky had gone up to Shadehouse lock so that was with us as well. By now the weather was clearing fast but the wet made the cobwebs look good.DSCF0679 A pleasant run round to Wood End Lock meeting a hire boat on the way, that put the lock in our favour. From here it was a short run to the marina. We stopped at the service quay to get the tank emptied then gently chugged round to our berth, the water was like a mill pond, not a breath of wind. The only ripples areDSCF0681 from us as we turned into our slot.

Today’s Journey map 30  3¾ miles, 1 Junction, 1 Swing bridge, 2 canals and 3 locks in 2¼ hrs.

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