Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wet, Wet, Wet Cruising To Great Haywood And Tixall Wide

Tixall Gatehouse- a view from the window
First thing this morning it was pouring with rain so we decided to move a bit later as we needed to get water and do the cassettes at Great Haywood. The rain stopped by eleven and we had a pleasant hour with no rain and then it came down in buckets. Luckily we had our wet gear on and I was walking Ben so he got pretty wet too, not that he cares about getting wet. Other boats moving in both directions made the two locks nice and easy as the gates were open for us and we didn't have to close them after us either. We arrived at Great Haywood  and the waterpoint mooring was empty so we got all the jobs done and replaced our empty gas canister at Anglowelsh. Water tank full it was turn right and time to fill up the fuel tank as we needed about 100 litres. All done we set off to moor at Tixall Wide, where the wind is blowing, rocking the boat and the water looks like the sea with all the waves. Certainly not painting weather, so it's a lazy afternoon watching TV. Even Ben is chilling ..... he's fast asleep.

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