Thursday 23 November 2023

Home Moorings

As I had a voucher for half price main meals we ate at the Tame Otter last night, we were the only boat moored outside their carpark so an easy walk.
This morning we woke to blue sky’s and bright sun, slightly late getting away as Diana wanted to go exploring first.
We only met a couple of boats all morning. The housing estate before you get to Tamworth is growing still by the day.DSCF8719

Coming into Tamworth near Bonehill bridge a boater warned me there was a sunken boat ahead, when we got there the poor chap was trying to pump it out, but I don’t think he will have much luck as the water was flowing over the offside gunwales back into the boat.DSCF8720

  We chugged on round towards Glascote locks which of course were both against us passing this cruiser, I am not sure that is the recommended way of using a gas cylinder, hopefully its half empty so no liquid gets to the regulator.DSCF8721

We carried on back to our moorings not meeting any more boats. Reversing down the marina wasn’t a problem, getting in against the pontoon was another matter with the wind blowing us off all the time, it could be a bumpy night. So we left in bright blue sky’s but arrived three hours later to heavy overcast black clouds.

Today’s Journey
image   6¼ miles, 2 locks in 3 hours

I have now found a way to put the route on Google Maps, just click the map to open it.image

This trip we have cruised for 60 hours, done 108 miles and 105 locks

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