At 09.10 and in lovely sunshine we pulled pins and after filling with water at the slowest tap on the system we headed up the Hillmorton flight of 3 locks. Its the last time I put any logs on the fire before cruising. With the smoke and the sun I couldn't see a bleeding thing.
Below and above the locks there are 10 acres of fenced off field. Apparently the a water main for the new Hillmorton developement is going through here and there are some newts that live locally. So far they have found just a few newts in the 10 acres and mooved them to another location. Im sure the newts would have mooved happily by themselves without all this fuss.
I wonder why so many marinas put up signs to say no turning in the marina entrance. Surely it cant do any harm and anyway what can they do about it. If we needed to we would use one to turn especially if it avoided needing to make a long detour to turn.
Back in Braunston and look, nothing has changed . There's still a right boggy mess at the service point. If all the Canal and River Trust managers and office staff that work in nice cosy offices had to trudge through this mess to fill their kettles for their coffe breaks it would soon be made good. I have
complained mentioned it to C&RT before, but what a waste of time that was.
Back outside The Boathouse but hopefully only for a couple of days. We need to arrange for getting a new zip replaced in our cratch cover and we then have a few other bits and pieces to do before we are on our way again.