We pulled pins at 08.30 and within a few minutes of cruising we came across this Canal and River Trust work boat with it’s front pin pulled out and blocking the canal.With the boat full of water i had to balance on the icy gunnels to get onto the stern of the boat. These work boats have to be some of the most badly moored boats we ever see. Maybe CaRT should sort out some basic mooring and rope tying training for their employees.
Just before Pigeons lock is Jane’s tea,s . One of the strangest tea rooms we have ever seen. There are tables and chairs scattered all over the place, but apparently it is very popular and often very busy.
We picked up a mooring below Pigeon lock and with good Internet and TV. With the temperature outside dropping we lit the Squirrel stove and had a cosy night in by the fire.