Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Unexpected visitors

We did a shop this morning to see us through to the weekend by which time we should have reached Leighton Buzzard. After that we made our way northwards towards Cowroast. Things didn't go too well, after sharing the two Gas Locks with Chris on Tina's Way, Morgana's engine stalled so we had to stop and try and get that sorted. The 'tickover' revs have seemed very low for a while so Ray altered that and all seems well. The engine is very smoky at the moment, a bit worrying.

Although it is still very cold it was sunny s not too bad a day for cruising, the advantage of having nowhere to be in a hurry is that we can just cruise a short time each day.

When we reached Cowroast I found I had four missed calls from my son Keith. He and Leesa were on their way to visit the Hobbins' in Peterborough and had decided to stop overnight in Aylesbury hoping to be able to meet up with us.We explained where we were and they managed to find their way to us. We had a great evening, went to the pub for a meal and a few beers.

The weather forecast is still unfriendly so we don't expect to do a lot of travelling over the next few days.

Today's journey 2.7 miles and 7 locks

This year we have travelled 80.1 miles, 108 locks and 3 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 2158.6 miles, 1869 locks, 114 swing bridges, 61 lift bridges and 71 tunnels

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