We were up early as we had been to bed early the night before and Del showered and went to pull the boat back onto the water point so we were full to the brim. As he did so another boat pulled onto the water point so we ended up waiting for them to finish, so put some more washing in and the kettle went on.. Al was feeling much better today and wanted to do a bit more shopping, this time in M&S, and we needed some things in Halfords.
So after we had filled with water we headed up towards Hillmorton. It was still early and a lot of cutting back on the trees had been done, so wood was aplenty, but the towpath was horrendous.
We got to Clifton Cruisers and again it was tight with all the hire boats in.
As we approached Hillmorton it was pleasant to see some work had been done on a new towpath.
We then turned and headed back to Rugby.
We then pulled up just the other side of Brownsover and Al did her shopping as Del loaded more wood on the roof.
Hot cross buns appeared on the roof.
We were soon off again over the aqueducts and heading for the tunnel at Newbold.
Who remembers the tunnel when it looked like this?
We then carried on back to All Oaks Woods and managed to get back close to the spot we were on two days ago.
It felt good to be back in our spot, away from the mud, as most of the liveaboards feel the same during this difficult time. So loaded with food, water, pumped out, and all ready for our big day at the end of the week...