We woke up this morning to the sound of hedge cutters and lawnmowers doing the towpath, but as we were on the move today it did us a favour.
We were behind n.b. Inca who were also on the move and also have a blog. We pulled out of Rugby leaving it empty and made our way down to Hillmorton, where we filled with water. This tap is a bit slow so it gave us time to have some breakfast and sort out the rubbish.
N.b. Inca pulled up behind us with the same idea and we had a chat for about half a hour.. We both filled and went through the locks together till they stopped to sort out their cassettes.
We got to the top of the locks in good time as they were in our favour and then spotted some wood from fallen trees in the winds we had recently. Del loaded enough onto Derwent6 to fill the locker..
We then pressed on and Al made a lovely Hot Chocolate with marshmallows to keep us warm on the stern deck.
We carried on till we moored up at an empty Onley. It was lovely having it all to ourselves (but we did think we were a bit exposed in the winds we were expecting), and also a nice new gate had been installed, wonder who paid for that.
Del soon had the chainsaw out and chopped up the wood we had collected.. we managed to just get the telly set up to see our girl get gold in the winter Olympics.