Monday, 28 September 2015

Long Itchington

another lovely misty morning giving promise of lots of sunshine
We delayed our departure until 9am in the hope that someone else would be on the move and we could buddy up in the locks but there was no one around initially.
However after 3 locks on our own we caught up with another boat who had stopped to water.   We shared locks for the next three but then wonder of wonders a fuel boat appeared.   I had spent yesterday searching online, thanks to John on Epiphany and Nick on Bisous who sent me a couple of links.  However I had not been able to contact the one who showed a likelihood of being anywhere near us.  But there he was, the NB Callisto.  Well timed although we lost our lock companions.
67P a litre and our own split.
Now filled up again I can turn the heating on in the morning without a care in the world!   We may be having glorious days but the mornings are a mite chilly.

Fours more locks to go including the Bascote pair.  There was a single boat coming down when we reached there so we were able to go up the bottom one as he came down the top one.

There was plenty of room at Long Itchington.  We had obviously timed it well as we had been told it was very busy at the weekend as one of the pubs had a cider festival.

An afternoon in the sun followed for me.

I only nodded off for a minute!
Total distance:4.96 miles 
Elapsed time:3h46m55s 
Average speed:1.31 mph (3.96 lock/mph)

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