Thursday, 5 December 2013

December in Cosgrove

We pulled pins at Grafton Regis on Tuesday morning just before 09.00 . With the temperature at just over 4 deg and a clear bright morning with no wind it was perfect cruising weather. When we arrived at Cosgrove the first stop was the services and then we dropped down the lock and picked up a mooring with no problem. We expected the moorings to be full as there are designated winter moorings here. We were told that C&RT had doubled the amount of mooring space this year but it would seem that boaters are not prepared to pay out any extra money and who can blame them !.



                                                                                         We passed this boat on the way. We like to waste time ….


                                                                                            The view from our side hatch back towards the lock.



                                                                                                                   One for you Big Dick.


On Wednesday we decided to do a trip up to Wolverton and do a big shop at the Tesco store there. But just as we were leaving Jules turned up in her fuel boat. We stocked up with bags of coal and filled up with diesel.


I always get a buzz passing over the aqueduct and stop Inca half way over. Meantime Carolyn is huddled down in the bedroom with her eyes closed….. Wait till we go over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct in Wales.

After shopping at Tesco we cruised up to New Bradwell where we winded (Turned) and headed back to Cosgrove. We like the village and with very bad winds forecast for Thursday it would be a good sheltered place to sit it out.


When we winded at New bradwell i used the Girlie button to help us turn and picked up this piece of rope in the blades of the bow thruster. Yes i know you don't need to use it but sometimes it just makes things a lot easier.  Luckily we have a weed hatch in the bow thruster tube so getting it out was ok.


Thursday has been spent doing a bit more exploring and getting out and about in all that wind. We have decided to stay here for a day or two or until we get the urge to move on.


                                                                       Happy Days

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