So yesterday late afternoon, before mooring up, a gentleman appeared from within a moored boat, Nb Quinquireme. Turns out this gentleman has actually read my blog and thinks highly of my photos. Big thank you to him for appreciating my pics although what he thinks of my musings wasn't mentioned! Hopefully all good. 😉
Rained heavily on and off during the night. Glad about that because it washed the roof of all that glutinous mud where the pole had lain. We hadn't bothered to clean it after the attempt of trying to find the chimney so you can imagine the state of the roof. Anyway, last night Ian emailed C&RT about how disgusted and disgruntled we were. Sent one to Richard Parry and another to West Midland manager Ian Lane. Now we await a reply!
Bit late in leaving and so the boat moored in front beat us to it. Turns out he was a single hander who we eventually met up with at the bottom of Glascote locks. I suppose he did what most lone boaters would do if he hadn't seen a boat behind and that would be to leave the boat in the lock and walk up to set the next one. He wasn't expecting another boat to turn up that early in the morning. Never mind Ian gave him a hand to which he was most grateful for.
|Bottom of Glascote lock|
|Chap having left the boat and setting the next one.|
We left them continuing their journey while we stopped on the Kings Head moorings between lock 7 and 6. Decided on a meal there tonight. Do hope the curry is on the menu. They do a very good chicken curry!
And on route,
|Looking back from Glascote lock|
|Yes that's an acorn he is trying to swallow|