A blog about our big adventure on our narrowboat 'Amarantine'

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Where did five days go??

Where did the last five days go???

We've been doing some serious cruising - one day doing 20 miles and 19 locks until we arrived at Foxton on Sunday.

We then steadied down a bit and had a gentle cruise down to Market Harborough, did some shopping, and a gentle cruise back to Foxton. We passed Keith and Jo on Hadar moored along the cut on the way and shouted a greeting. A very pleasant day, marred only by the price of beer at Foxton, £3.10 a pint!! So only one pint and retired to the boat for the night. Just as well as it then chucked it down with rain for the whole night.

Today we set off up the Foxton staircase and had a steady cruise down to Crick. The only upset of the day was smashing our starboard nav light to pieces in Husbands Bosworth tunnel as with only 50 metres to go a boat came barging in the mouth of the tunnel, when it wouldn't have hurt him to wait two minutes till we had made our exit. Although to be fair Ken was steering so it wasn't actually the other blokes fault, but he could have waited.

The nav light have been a right pain, smashed the port one on a protrusion under a bridge now smashed the starboard one, had to take them both off to go through Standedge tunnel and we don't really need them anyway!! So we think we will take the remaining bits off the boat and chuck them in the bin.

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