Sunday, 9 January 2011

Free at last!

We've finally moved - thanks to the large work boats who cleared a path yesterday.  Apparently Gosty Hill was 'following a day behind', but unfortunately this was not the case, as they were staying at Sutton Stop to wait for a delivery Mon/Tues and then possibly going up the Ashby, so we won't be seeing them as we have to move today and their "patch" finishes at the top of the locks.

Thats what you call a bow .....

There was a flurry of activity this morning, with boats coming up and going down Atherstone locks, due to stoppage on Lock 11  from tomorrow (mon) till 25th Feb.  We said our goodbyes to our fellow captives who were all making a break for it either going up or down the locks.  We are extremely grateful to (sister) Rachel, Bruno and the girls who came to do the locks for us today as I've been in bed with the flu for days & Dave's still not 100% after his bout.  We've stopped at the bottom of the locks, which is just fine for us.  Dave is extremely happy he's got Midlands Today back on the telly - instead of East Midlands with dancing Des the weatherman, overposturing & exaggerated hand & arm waving (funny how small things irritate).  Very nice to have a different view after 6 weeks of looking at a disused factory with broken windows.  Unfortunately, about 5 minutes after we stopped here this afternoon 2 boats pulled in right in front of us, despite there being 1/2 mile of empty piling in front, so we're still looking at the back end of a boat from the front window.  Never mind, we wont be here long ........

2 comments:

Jill and Graham said...

Nice one, we're hoping to do the same but no one has yet broken Ice on the Worcester and Brum, nor the North Stratford.
Where you headed now?

Sue Hunter said...

Hi both. I'm sure you'll be able to get away soon, especially with this wind breaking things up. We're heading to Stone, slowly. Avoiding a couple of short lock stoppages. Well, that's the plan anyway .....!