A bit of frost last night but not a breath of wind and quite bright this morning, we were away at ten passing a field of swans. We counted 25 and I would estimate there were 3 times that number and and even more geese.
We stopped at Fazeley Mill marina to top up with diesel as we use about 12Lts per day this time of the year. That done we headed down to Fazeley Junction to fill with water, our water gauge is in desperate need of recalibrating and consequently we tend not to fully fill up. We had just finished when another boat arrived for water so he timed that well. Both the Glascote locks were against us and as we were leaving the top lock a CRT chap turned up to change the spindle on the top paddle as someone had reported it very warn. We carried on in the sunshine heading back to Alvecote, on the way we pass this end terrace house that the owner has had coated white, they have also gone to the trouble of doing half the chimney.
Back at the marina there was a chap magnet fishing from the towpath, he asked what I thought his latest find was, this conversation resulted me in leaving it rather late to swing into the marina and I had to turn a bit more that 90° to get in. There wasn’t a breath of wind as I turned round and reversed back down to our mooring slot, I think this is the first time I haven’t had to consider the wind.
6 miles, 2 locks in 3¾ hours