Day : Wednesday
Date : 1 January 2020
Start : 1100
Finish : 1600 Bedworth
Well we saw the New Year in with a couple of glasses of Champaign and watched the London fireworks on the TV so were a bit late to bed and a bit late starting this morning at 11am. When we set off there wasn't a breath of wind and only the lightest of breezes all day. We saw our first snowdrops at Brinklow.
A little further on and the old Spoon Dredger is still at Rose narrowboats Ltd, it was here last time we passed. this time I managed to record the number BCN 18409.
At Ansty when we same by a few days ago there were about 50 horses in a field, today most of them had moved off into the scrub area beside the canal where they were browsing on bushes etc.
As you approach Hawkesbury Junction there is a large electrical substation on the off side owned by the National Grid surrounded but what could be termed waste ground, it seems this is now being managed for wildlife and nature.
We had to wait at Sutton Stop as a boat ahead of us was just entering the lock, as he was single handed Diana closed up for him and turned the lock for us, then it was out on the Coventry canal with a 180° turn round the junction and through the gauging narrows. We stopped in Bedworth at Terry and Christine's for a cup of tea and some tasty brownies plus but of a chat before setting off again to moor a short way before Charity Dock opposite the school playing fields.
One final thing. Why not make it a New Years resolution on 1st of the month to check your smoke and CO alarms, you know it makes sense.
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