The Sun looked very watery when we started out this morning yet we still made good progress, but later...*
When we arrived at Hillmorton Locks we thought we had better fill the tank with water, as the weather may be a bit unpredictable at the moment and frozen standpipes a possibility. The supply here is fairly slow and we had a cuppa-soup while we waited for it to fill.
As we pulled away from the water point someone asked how far we were going, I said we were looking for anywhere in the sticks and he said Brinklow is good, about two and a half hours. ...*But soon it began to rain and by this time we were committed to getting through Rugby and Newbold as we didn't want to stop in a built up area. I kept going until I spotted the first pilings for miles and decided to moor up there, just in front of what appeared to be an abandoned plastic cruiser. This'll do, moored, tea on the cooker, and warm in the cabin. With tea scoffed and washing up done we settled down with a good book. At least Lin did, I just played Klondike on the tablet, and then matey on the abandoned boat behind started his two stroke generator and placed it on the towpath close to the front of his boat. If it continues much after 20:00hours I'll have to ask him to turn it off as I'm not putting up with that.
Just after tea the rain turned to snow, and heavy too for a while, and then back to rain again.
Spotted N. B. Waiouru and N. B. Milly M today, but I didn't see anyone there to say hello.
Foot note:- Matey has just switched off his genny after 45 minutes! Yaay! It's now 19:50.
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