We spent a night on this mooring at Hillmorton opposite the famous radio masts . The masts are soon going to be taken down and a new housing estate of over 6,000 houses built . I'm not sure how close it will come to the canal , but i hope they don't build on the fields adjacent to the canal.
On Monday we had a late start and never pulled pins until 13.30 .We were going to stay here for a couple of days but with freezing weather forecast for midweek we thought it might be a good idea to get closer to civilization and canal services. Its handy having a canal at the bottom of your garden for keeping a boat.
We stopped at The canal shop to pick up a new gas cylinder . We also wanted to look at the composting toilets which are sold here. They do 2 different models , The separatt which was too big to fit in Inca and one called an Airhead . I have read a lot about the Airhead and was a bit disappointed when i saw it . For £800 i expected the quality to be a lot better than it was. It probably didn't help that the display model looked a bit shop soiled. We do have a plan B regarding the toilet, so it looks like we may have to go
on with that for the time being. We did buy a new expensive kettle , I looked at the price ticket and thought it was priced at £13.99 , Carolyn looked at it and then gave me a funny look when i said buy it and i would pay for it. When we got back to Inca she asked what was the matter with me spending £39.99 on a kettle , “how much”! …My fault for not taking my glasses everywhere with me. Still we do have a lovely new kettle and at that price it should will last us forever .
We are approaching the bridge just before Barby straight, and with Captain Carolyn on the tiller keeping an eye on the Port side, her first mate Hamish is watching out on the Starboard site ….. Picture taken by Gary the cabin boy .
It wasn't a long cruise today as we wanted to spend the night on the Onley (prison) moorings. These are very popular moorings and most times we pass them they are full. We will push on again tomorrow towards Braunston .