Another late start with more carpet fitting, doors open both ends of the boat as the glue really stinks until you have a carpet on it. We couldn’t finish the job as one piece of carpet got left in the car.
We finally set off at about 11 am. and went the short distance to Grendon Wharf to dispose of things. Once sorted it was a steady run back to Alvecote where we moored canal side and I collected the rest of the carpet from the car, that was this afternoons project. I am pleased to report the lounge area is now finished. We chugged along in the warm sunshine, not as cool as a couple of days ago but the leaves are definitely falling.
I remember coming through the old swig bridge 50a years ago and there was nothing more than a caravan perched on the side of the railway embankment and the canal was twice as wide as it is today leading to the railway bridge. How its all changed over the past few years with gabion walls and timber buildings
New stable blocks and a large warehouse type building complete with a row of shipping containers
Coming through Polesworth the canal is edged by concrete block, not unusual, but what we both found strange the the moss growth on the top which is uniform the full length and only growing on about the front 6”. Its almost like its a design feature.
We carried on to just past bridge 59 almost opposite the Samuel Barlow pub where we stopped for lunch and I walked to the car to collect the last bit of carpet for the lounge. Around half three we discussed what to do, I have to be home Friday for a hospital appointment. In the end we decided just to go straight into the marina and then head off home in the morning, I think we may have had the best of the weather.
Something new for you, a Google map of the full trip, by clicking the map or HERE to get it full screen
5miles with no locks in 2 hours