Sunday, 27 April 2014

A new PB .... how did that happen??

Just about to go this morning, when the boat behind us set off. A a ingle hander. I,walked up and worked the lock for him ... thinking that  we'd be moving slowly behind him for the rest of the day. NO! he,got the next lock ready for us and let us through. What a lovely chap. A gentleman boater. As no-one was coming towards us, I would the bottom paddle for him up to Stoke Wharf. Where he'd been thinking of stopping. We moved on quickly, he not disadvantaged. Fab boating.

We were undecided as to stopping or going on. The weather was a bit showery but not bad enough to batten down the hatches. We knew the flight was, at least, almost all with us ....  hard to resist.

Now safely moored at Tardebigge Moorings, with only one lock left for tomorrow. And a new PB ... 41 skinny locks complete. Only 2 against us and not too wet. Happy days.  Though last time I did that number of skinnies I was in my 40s!!!

With Lock 54'damaged and CRT there to help us through we know the flight will be closed for at least part of tomorrow so are pleased we pressed on ... a QISMA day indeed!!

Sadly, the day ended on a less positive note .. The glass in our bubble stove broke. New one ordered but no fire until it reaches us!!