Friday, 30 January 2015

Snow !!!!!!!!!


IMG_5929While on the Onley moorings we decided to have a walk and with Hamish leading the way we went through the hedge from the canal and towards the prison which is only a couple of hundred yards away . We didn't realise that there are in fact 2 prisons here. The first one you come to is Rye Hill which is a category B  privately run prison and right next to that is Onley prison which is run by the prison service and is a category C prison. There are over 1300 inmates in both of the prisons and after seeing the prisons Carolyn was not that happy about staying on the moorings.

IMG_5936As we walked around the prisons we got the feeling that someone was always watching us.

IMG_5941After a safe and very uneventful night on the Onley moorings we pulled pins at 09.40 and cruised towards Braunston. The one thing i miss about being on Inca is the lack of a workshop were i could escape for a bit of peace and quiet  do any DIY jobs. Maybe i could have something like this to tow behind Inca.

IMG_5945Even better His and Hers boats…. Perfect ! 

IMG_5957As we approach Braunston from the North you can see why they call the church The Cathedral of the canals.

After filling with water and disposing of all our waste we picked up a mooring in exactly the same place we were last time we were here. We are now sorted and safe for what ever the weather decides to throw at us.

IMG_6036And then on Thursday this happened. It started at mid day with hail and then turned in to the white stuff.

IMG_6034The view from our mooring back towards The Boathouse pub.

IMG_6043A Snowfie .  Its just a selfie ,but in the Snow.   With Mark on coal boat Callisto on the way it looks like we may have to reverse back past the junction and on to the water point as he is not coming this way . That is sure going to be fun in this weather.

                                                                                              Happy Days

1 comment:

  1. Like the 'Snowfie' Gary.
    If you catch the No 12 bus you detour past the prisons and that's near enough for me too.