Thursday, 5 May 2016

A night in Willington

Setting off at 7.45 once more, we had a good run to Willington, arriving just three hours later. The route is showing the benefit of CRT's work in cutting back offside growth and dredging shallow spots. Sanity Again maintained 3.5 mph when not creeping past moored boats or sneaking up on blind bends.

We had plenty of choice for mooring when we got here, but it's really filled up now. As we approached the village, we saw several Mercia moorers heading the other way – clearly the better weather is having an effect on cruising plans.

We've got Mirabilis tied in front of us for the night and have been exchanging loads of chat with them all day.

After lunch, we popped into the village to stock up on perishables like grapes and salad stuff that we can't get from the marina shops. Back at the boat, we put the coal box away in the bow locker and cleaned up the well deck, so that SA is now definitely in summer cruising mode.

The cunning plan is to have fish and chips from the new shop here tonight then go into the marina first thing tomorrow. We need diesel and a pump out and to refill the water tank. Elanor is giving us a hand on Saturday to move stuff back into the lodge. If this weather holds, we'll be able to get a lot of outside work done next week, touching in the paintwork here and there and washing and polishing the cabin sides.

This will be the last of the daily blogs until we are cruising again, but as before, I'll blog from time to time with news about us.

1 comment:

John/Destiny said...

You really can't leave us dangling like this. How were the fish and chips!!