Monday, 25 March 2013

The Great Escape thwarted at March

The Yarwoods pulled pins around 8.30am and we followed suit about 9.00ish (yeah, I was up before 7 again this morning) but invested the time in dog walking and making ready - G is very confused (well, let's face it he is easily confused) by this new morning person.
We 'phoned ahead to Marmont Lock (as you're meant to) and left a message for Maureen the lockie to say we were heading in her direction.
My God it was cold - look at those tights coming down
No sign of the lockkeeper...
..... only the tips tin. Although I think I might have caught the merest glimpse of movement behind the sofa - I wouldn't go out in that by choice either!
Sorry Maureen, just joking
There is very little bleaker than the Fens in a strong Easterly
It was so cold out on the helm that it made you (well me) want to cry with the pain - never understood the attraction of Arctic expeditions
 We are the only two boats in March - quelle surprise - and Lesley's conversation with the River Inspector confirmed that we won't be hitting the River Nene for at least 10 days even without further precipitation. I do hope we're not going to get into a bun fight with the locals over the 36 hour mooring restrictions as we can neither go forward nor back now.

Which is, of course, why it's called the Middle Levels.


  1. Ah well, the move was nice while it lasted - hope that you don't have any mooring hassle - it's not as if you've got a lot of choice.

    No rush to escape though - it's not as if you can get along the Thames at the moment" :-p


    Sue, nb Indigo Dream

    1. Not the Thames yet, but it would be nice to reach our blacking booking on the Welford Arm in late June!

  2. One step at a time! You can’t expect miracles! (only joking!!)

    1. Exactly; a different town with different walks and a different rail network - not many places to wind in though!