Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's all so quiet, shhhh, shhhh

With the weather prospects looking good we thought we would move today. Al first of all had to change a top she bought yesterday and also we got rid of our rubbish. We had a quick chat and said our goodbyes to Jacquie and Stein on n.b Ducks 2 Water. We left at 10.00am and Al put the washing on. We got to Hillmorton Locks and again they were in our favour. The canals just seem so quiet this year and there appears to be no boat movement at all.
It felt like the locks were just as we left them two weeks ago. When we got to the top it was still very quiet and we never passed a boat. It 's lovely having the system all to yourself, the only people we saw were these workman on bridge 80 who nearly dropped this couping stone on our heads as we went through.
 We decided to moor up at Onley and this time we wasn't surprised to see no other boats here.
Del then unloaded all the wood we got yesterday and spent the next hour chopping it up.
He then cleaned the chimney and prepared us for the bad weather expected tomorrow. We still never saw another boat!!! It was getting dark by 4.00pm, with the shortest day looming up, which means they will be getting longer from the 22nd. It sure seemed a long day to us.  In the evening Al had cooked a lovely Gammon in coca cola on the stove and we sat and had it with mash and all the pickles, and red cabbage of course. It was then a good film for us with the box of Roses and wine. Yep! we slept like a log... 

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