Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Long Itchington and a new inverter

....and a reduced bank balance!!!!

Tuesday was a bright but cold day as we set off from Braunston after watering etc.  At Calcutt locks we caught up with the new hire boat Kate from Clifton and shared the last two locks with the 3 ladies who were aboard.   Another 10 locks at Stockton saw us into Long Itchington soon after lunch.   We would normally have carried on through the first two bridges and moored on the nice long straight stretch, but with the hope of a visit from Clifton the next day we stayed closer to the pub car park.

I am still coughing well and not quite back to normal.......we were a couple of old crocks on Tuesday with my cold and cough and Geoff suffering with his back....out of practice with lock wheeling!

However Wednesday early afternoon saw Rob and Chris arrive with our new inverter.   So we hope it is all systems go again........

Onward tomorrow, gently making for the Saltisford Arm and the Canal Trust Centre there.  They say they have room for us to moor for a few days whilst I head off to London and Salisbury for a reunion.  I can catch a train from Warwick Parkway station conveniently.

Total distance:9.43 miles
 Elapsed time:5h9m50s 
Average speed:1.83 mph (4.15 lock/mph) 

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