Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Shebdon Aqueduct Tuesday 25 December 2018

Last night we watched Alan Bennett, The Lady in the Van on the TV, so it was quite late when we turned in. I went out onto the foredeck to remove the TV aerial and in so doing set off all the local owls. I could count at least 4 different calls, thankfully the soon went back to sleep so we could do the same thing.

This morning there was not a breath of wind so at about 11am. I reversed back to the water point directly opposite the house that isDSCF0815for sale. To say this water point is slow is an under statement, its one of the slowest I have come across on the system, It wouldn't keep up with filling a kettle. After the tank was finally full we set off through Woods Eve Cutting, there is a 2 MPH speed limit through here to prevent erosion and land slips, however there is no de-restriction sign at the other end, or even a speed limit sign travelling north. DSCF0816

Our original thoughts were to stop at Goldstone Bridge opposite the pub but we discounted that as being too soon, as we arrived at Goldstone Bridge I had to hold back as a boat coming towards us was winding and then mooring. We had decided that Knighton aDSCF0820 short way before the Milk factory would be a better destination and we moored there for our Christmas Lunch, Smoked Salmon on home made bread. After lunch we felt a bit hemmed in so decided to move once more, this time to Shebdon Aqueduct, one of the spots we had earmarked for our return journey

Today's Journeymap 09 6¼ miles in 2 hours.

Merry Christmas one and all.

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