Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Caxton passing Nb Rome, Graham Booth's trad on his own mooring at Wolverley.
Ten hours cruising yesterday - not clever, not bright! We need to get it into our heads that we do not have to push ourselves - 3 to 4 hours will do nicely thank you. We started out at 0800 yesterday morning and headed up the Staffs and Worcs toward Kinver and the first of the services. We passed a moored Compass Rose, another Barn Owl boat, there was nobody about so unable to say hello to the owner Jenny.
Compass Rose moored at Kinver.

It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and autumnal colours to embellish the cruise/trek. I walked best part of ten miles with the dogs who were comatose yesterday evening in front of the fire - I was not too far short of that state myself!

This is the weir at Stewpony lock.
We are moored just short of Hinksford, south of Wombourne, awaiting the arrival of daughter and partner, Abby and Danny today. They will be joining us for the night and best part of tomorrow providing extra lock crew and a ready to hand audience for the silly mistakes we make..
Lessons learnt yesterday;
a) When you have invested in walkie talkies - USE THEM
b)Do NOT let filthy dogs on board the boat


Anonymous said...

10 hours crusing sounds fantastic but how did you find enough daylight? Sue was pleased that she moored up before 5pm as it got dark so quickly yesterday.

Surely you did not get up before 10am? (shock, horror)

Indigo Dream

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Oh Richard
It looks like we have failed, yes we got up and out before 10.00. We are working on the staying in bed bit but the boys/dogs are not really co-operating and insist we get up when they want to go out...

Anonymous said...

Can we offer the boys a place in Blue and Lou's school of chilling out? Their intensive training course guarantees lie-ins until a minimum of 10am or your money back. Our problem is getting Blue and Lou out of bed in the rare event of both of us being in a hurry in the mornings!
I'm so enjoying your cruising blog; it feels especially intrepid given how the days are drawing in and the snow's already falling....
Sue, Indigo Dream