An evening with mains.. ohh such joy! The batteries had a good charge overnight and we even had the immersion running for hot water.. and we hardly made a dent in the £2 minimum we had to put on the power pole to use it. Well – it did us for what we needed, and we need to get going – and as the sun has come back from the miserable weather of yesterday – that included hail stones – its a good day for travelling..
Disconnected the cable from the pole and rolled it up in the bow.. and found 2 more rabbits.. both head-less this time! Shameaus!!!!
Only got 2 locks to do today, and we will also be pulling in to fill the tank to give us a chance to stay put for a week. Up through Stenson Lock – with lock keepers.. and this should now be the last of the wide beam locks.. the rest from here are all narrow locks (with luck – as these deep and wide locks.. the boat does bang about when the water rushes in).
On past Mercia Marina.. nice.. large.. but a bit of a fairground in there! So not going in there.. bad enough being part of the tourist attraction as it is.. but going into a marina that has restaurants, shops etc.. with queues to get into the car park.. no thanks..
Pulled in at the water point at Willington to fill the tank – and spotted a fuel boat.. so grabbed 2 gas bottles from them – rather give fuel boats the sale than a marina..
Got through to bridge 29A and was asked by the owner of a small cabin cruiser if we could give them a tow as the engine had failed.. sure.. tied up his bow line and gently towed him through to the next mooring spot.
Got to the last lock of the day and pulled in soon after.