From 1pm yesterday, all day and all night the rain beat down on FS. Slight rise in river but not as much as expected. Had a pretty rough night with those insect bites and waking this morning found another 5!!! Must be something in the bedroom munching on me but why not Ian? Doesn't seem fair does it! Did read that some people are more prone, something to do with one's smell. (They trying to say I'm smelly!) Anyway I decided enough was enough and not only stripped the bed of sheets but all bedding was removed, mattress protector, blankets, pillow cases etc and all have been thrown in the wash. Then out came the insect spray and everything was treated. A haze filled the bedroom and I had to rush out and stick my head out of the window to stop those toxic fumes from killing me off as well as the bugs. Tonight we will see if it's worked!
|Moored between the trees.|
|Bollards of the lock landing|
|The wing wall to the lock|
After lunch we headed back. The rain continued to fall and it was only as we arrived at Dutton Lock that it finally stopped. Deciding to stay below lock, we moored on what I suppose would be the river lock landing. Here a visitor mooring sign and a water point and with Ian walking to chat to Lockie Macs to find out if we could stay, came back with the thumbs up.
|Felt strange to moor here but Macs said it was okay so who are we to argue.|
|A few facts about these big locks.|
And on route,
|Sutton Weaver mooring.|
|The railway viaduct.|