Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Wood End Lock Wednesday 4 December 2019

Day : Wednesday
Date : 4 December 2019
Start : 1015
Finish : 1430 Wood End lock

When we moored up yesterday I did consider dropping through the lock and mooring there, I am glad we didn't as when we came over the bridge on our way home from the pub one of the boats was still running their engine. As you may have gathered we went to the Clifford Arms for dinner last night, a busy little pub with people eating in the bar and restaurant on a Tuesday night. They had a good selection of beer on, including Broadside and a good food menu as well. 2 courses and a pint each for £30.

There was no frost forecast for last night but it was all white with frost when we got up, the coldest time was 8am when it dropped to -2.5°C but there was very little ice on the canal. The sun wasDSCF3130 straight into our faces and its the first time I have needed sunglasses to steer on the canal.
Although the sun was bright it was cooler than yesterday but we did meet a few boats, one had just started Armitage tunnel as we arrived so we had to wait for him before proceeding. One thing I noticed along here is that several of the boats on the long term moorings use a Spanish Windlass to tighten their mooring lines.DSCF3132

We carried on to moor for the night just above Wood End Lock before the sun went down.

Today's Journeymap 0612½ Miles 2 Locks in 4¼ hours.

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