Monday, 1 October 2012
Nearly back to Clifton
Anything to delay our return is welcome....I hate coming to the end of our season........so when Klim and Tina on Brindley suggested a stop at Barby moorings and an evening get together the answer was definitely an affirmitive.
We had a leisurely start to the day, I walked to the shops as I was doing starter and pudding, Tina was doing main course.
We then needed to water etc. We decided we would turn left at the junction if the sani point by Midland Chandlers was free, but turn right if not and go to the other one and turn ourselves around by the Marina.
We thought our luck was in as the one by Midland C was free so we turned left, only to discover that the elsan point was out of action and the maintenance man was working on it. So after watering we pulled over to a mooring spot and Geoff had to wheel one of the cartridges back.
Then we just had the couple of miles to the moorings where we had agreed to meet Brindley. We have never stopped here before. It is so close to our base at Clifton that we are normally in transit, but it is lovely, with a nice wide towpath and well out in the open.........we don't like being surrounded by trees.
3.24 miles, 0 locks, 1hr 57 min