Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Yet another Country Pub!

Captains Log Canal Date 24th 2009 Travels 3 Miles Bloody hundreds of Locks Current Location Fleur de lys Pub - Lowsonford OS Ref SP 18802 – 67958 Lat – Long 52.18’33.9N 1 43’32.4W Weather is perfect so we set sail on the high tide for a whole new ocean. We are leaving the Grand Union and entering the Strafford on Avon Canal. Oh how exiting! As this was going to be a big day we set off early, it was decided that the crack of dawn would be best. So off we go at 11.45 heading north and looking for the turning. At the junction there are services. We had to wait whilst another boat filled up with water and emptied the unmentionable. Then it was our turn, the tap was just a dribble at the tap and almost nothing by the time it found its way along the hose. It took for ages. It’s a good job we are not in any rush. The self pump out worked fine. I take back all that I said about it. This section of canal it a continuous length of locks so poor old Pam walked the whole length and set the locks. With the extra long service stop and the hundreds of locks it took us 4 hours to travel 3 miles but its not all bad, we have found yet another canal side pub ( I do love this being a canalist, the pubs are plentiful and welcoming and no drink drive worries) We are moored next to a converted working boat called “Paddington” I think that is the name of Chris MC’s boat - it would be a coincidence if it is. Anyway enough of this dribble – I have a knife & fork appointment at the pub!

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