Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beware of the Wasps

We left Stockton flight at 9.30am and it was Thomas's turn to stay on board Derwent6. We made our way through Bascote Locks and at Wood lock there was one gate out of action due to a Wasps nest inside the lock gate. This took us out into the country before hitting Leamington Spa. We've got to say it must be a least 10 years ago when we last went through here, and we were pleasantly surprised. It was very clean and well kept with new houses backing onto the canal and new towpaths. There is even a new Lidl's with good moorings. We then got to the Saltisford Arm and managed to get in by breasting up the two boats.The first night here is free and then it' s four pounds a night and as we want to take all the children to Warwick castle tomorrow we will be staying a couple of nights. Cliff had a casserole going all day on the slow cooker and we all sat down with the sun setting on the bow of both boats. A nice night to the perfect day!!!!


Anonymous said...

kids all look like they are having fun, how about the old man!!!!


Halfie said...

Well done for being able to moor in the Saltisford arm: when we tried in February a grumpy unfriendly man told us to go away as there were was no space!

Del and Al said...

Hi Steve
Yeah we're all having a really fun time x

Del and Al said...

Hi Halfie
We were lucky, we took the last space!

Keith Lodge said...

Looks like you all having a fantastic time. We love the Saltisford Arm and have always been made most welcome by Ian. We were moored outside of the shop breasted up with our friends, which was lovely.
Happy cruising.... Jo