Day : Wednesday
Date : 14 August 2019
Start : 1000
Finish : 1700 Patch Bridge
I have uploaded our proposed route to CanalPlanAC at https://canalplan.eu/journey/12166_Mx96lQ3HsO if anyone wants to see where we are likely to be. It gets updated with actual position each night.
It rained hard overnight and was miserable most of the day with very heavy drizzle. We did hang around but just after 10 we decided to push off. I do like the old lock houses down here with their Roman columns each side of the front doors.
The reason we came was for a walk round the hulks, this was our planned stopping place for the night and to crew change the grandsons, but there were no convenient moorings, so we traced out steps to Patch Bridge. I rang the bridge keeper on the way to tell him what we were doing so that he didn't go to the trouble of opening the bridge as he saw us coming.
14 Miles 0 Locks in 4¾ hours