We went for lunch at Bob and Babs on Saturday, I think Ray chose Saturday so he could watch the QPR match on the tele. We had a good catch up on the chat and a nice lunch, Bob kindly gave us a lift back to Rousebarn bridge so we didn't have as far to walk back. I tried out my solar torch on the way back along the towpath, definitely easier than our wind-up one.
Today we did the trip down to Batchworth moorings, we have had one eye on the weather for a few days. so far there hasn't been any sign of ice but the forecast isn't very good. At least we are now within walking distance of everything we need if the freeze does come. It isn't forecast to be a long spell of cold weather anyway. Compared to the past few days there seemed to be quite a few boats on the move, most were just heading for the waterpoints to fill up in case they got frozen in but there were a couple who were actually travelling.
We will be on the stretch between here and Bull's Bridge until mid March as the various lock closures mean that Batchworth is the furthest north services that we can reach until then.
Today's journey 3.8 miles and 4 locks
This year we have travelled 28.7 miles, 55 locks and 2 swing bridges
In 2012 we travelled 876.9 miles, 675 locks, 55 swing bridges, 23 lift bridges and 31 tunnels
In 2011 we travelled 461.4 miles, 444 locks, 3 swing bridges, 34 lift bridges and 15 tunnels
During 2010 we travelled 740.3 miles, 642 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 25 tunnels
Since Ray retired we have travelled 2107.2 miles, 1815 locks, 111 swing bridges, 61 lift bridges and 71 tunnels