Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Tiana’s favourite spot - Friday 2nd October

When  we set sail this morning there was no mist, as forecast, but the high cloud took till afternoon to clear away and give us a lovely sunny afternoon. Tiana occupied her usual place keeping a watch on the activities on the bank.IMG_6812

We motored on with June at the helm and did not see a boat on the move until we reached Yelvertoft  when from there until we reached Crick there seemed to be lots of boats moving.


Yelvertoft Marina has built a slipway and hard standing for boats to be taken out of the water adjacent to the Marina. Looks a good idea for DIY blacking and other jobs on the boat.IMG_6819

This stretch of canal varies all the time from being very wide like a broad canal to very narrow like a congested narrow canal and there are some nice sunny  mooring spots. As we turned one corner we came face to face with this field full of squabbling sea gulls and crows  and a little further on a Cormorant took off from the water right at the boat and at the last minute veered off avoiding a collision.


We stopped for lunch at Crick and visited the village shop to get a paper and then motored on through the tunnel where we passed two boats coming the other way, the first entered the other end of the tunnel once again at exactly the same time as we did and we passed in the middle of the 1528 yd length. We moored up in a nice sunny spot just before bridge 9 so that we could enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

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