The weather forecast for today was for intermittent showers but we decided to move anyway. It was a case of slipping the mooring ropes and slowly moving forward around the corner to the CRT services. Where we managed to slip in behind a boater who was occupying one of the best moorings in Braunston.
Some boaters have unusual rubbish….. a bath and a mattress?????
It was a rather quiet cruise to Hillmorton passing four boats going in the opposite direction. We’ve now cruised this length of canal so many times it has become rather boring. However we will always associate the moorings at Onley with Les & Jaq Biggs. It was here that we finally got to meet them having read Les’ blog for several years prior. A gentleman who we will sorely miss!
The construction of Dunchurch Pools Marina looks to be nearly complete. The design was for 550 moorings which means it will be rather large when completed. Hillmorton Locks are already the busiest on the inland waterways and I would imagine the queues in summer will get even longer!
Light rain started to fall as we approached the moorings above Hillmorton Top Lock and we decided to stop for the day. Our timing was almost perfect as the rain started to hammer down whilst I was in the middle of erecting the pram cover.