We pulled pins at 07.45 as we had a busy day in front of us. We wanted to get down through the Napton flight and then drop down through the 3 Calcutt double locks and pick up a mooring by one of the marina entrances. Passing the dug in boat on the summit and he is still there with a big GO sign on the mound of earth that was dug out to create his little marina. If Canal and River Trust do nothing about this, or cannot legally do anything about it i can see a lot of people buying small parcels of land next to a canal and doing the same thing. ..Now that gives me an idea…
There are in total 5 signs within 40 yards telling you that this is a water point at the bottom of Napton and is for water or lock landing only. So my question is .What is this hire boater doing leaving his boat tied up and unattended on the water point. Is he Stupid ? or a total tosser who cares about no one else except himself.There was no note in the window to say it had broken down or there had been an emergency. The crazy thing is that there were loads of moorings just back around the corner. There were also 2 boats waiting behind us to get water who were not at all happy.
We picked up a lovely peaceful mooring half way along the straight from Calcutt towards Stockton. With good internet and TV this will do us for tonight.