Saturday, 25 October 2008

We're Off

So sorry for the lack of posts but things have been hectic and I have yet to adjust to having to unwrap the laptop every time I want to use it and the hit and miss of signal strengths.
Caxton passed the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) inspections on Thursday as expected. Joe took our car and deposited at the home mooring of Brinklow about 60 miles away from Stourport where Caxton was launched and I went walkabout with the two dogs for a three hours whilst the inspections were being conducted.
Yesterday morning we brought Caxton up the River Severn from the marina and through the Stourport basins. The River was a mill pond and all was completed in glorious sunshine. We moored just above York Street lock at Stourport where we have remained for the night. In the three days we have spent in the Stourport area we have had great company in the shape of John and Cathy from NB Marmaduke. Thanks guys - see you again in the new year!

Today we start the real deal - we are off on our own, heading through Kidderminster for an overnight stop near Wolverley we think.


Dogsontour by Greygal said...

With all the doom and gloom around at the moment, I think I might become a stowaway. Now, who's got a nice new narrowboat I could hide in?

Looking forward to lots and lots of cruise posts to help cheer me up!

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

I have two labradors slobbed in very pinchpoint and dog hair city on very surface - how do ou cope withfive Grey's?
Bring a broom when you visit - I have a job for you!!

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Well, I think we used to have wooden floors but I'm not so sure as they have a sort of furry veneer now...quite warm on the feet in the mornings though