Another long day, to get me to a train station so that I can get home ready for the off in the morning for a journey up to a Nottinghamshire power station.
We started off with another three boats and we somehow ended up in front with, I was going to say this old couple and the husband’s mother but this might be construed as ageist anyway they lasted three locks and needed to stop for coffee, how wise. We unfortunately couldn’t do this as I had a pressing engagement with a railway station.
We past through some interesting places which we have earmarked for our return journey. We are now moored up at Bradford upon Avon surrounded by new age hippies with dogs and I do mean a lot of dogs.
Bradford upon Avon looks like somewhere out of Europe, well from the distance. Close up, the town is in need of a bypass, the traffic builds up as the streets narrow across the Avon and the pavements all but disappear, this is only first impressions as I made my way to the train station.
I have used my senior rail card again and I am now back home panicking about whether I have the right equipment for tomorrow. Frances is back at the boat spending a first night alone.
Today we did 10.33 miles 8 locks 6 Swing Bridges
Statistics so far:
212.73 Miles, 148 Locks, 22 Swing Bridges, 1 Lift Bridge, 3 Tunnels. 3 batteries!! 1 Alternator