Wednesday 10th May
Mancetter to Wyken Basin
The last day of our trip – homeward bound. We left Mancetter soon after 8.00 on another day of very mixed weather. We stopped at Boot Wharf in Nuneaton hoping to pick up a gas bottle, but the delivery had not arrived so we’ll get one another day.
Onward to Hawkesbury and the very last lock – the water depth in this one changes by less than a foot, but they all count!
We turned into the basin at about 11.30, and slowly moved past other boats towards the widest part of the basin, where Steve usually turns the boat round, but there was so much weed that he decided not to risk getting the weed wound around the prop, so we just tied up in a convenient narrow section to unload stuff from the boat into the car we had parked on site some weeks ago. We managed to do all the unloading and loading in the dry, but a heavy shower did dampen us as we moored up in our proper mooring space.
|A very weedy basin.|
Today’s miles and locks – 10.75 miles 1 locks
Total miles and locks – 307.25 miles 191 locks