Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Strenuous Day

It took us almost five hours to come down the Hatton Flight.  Every lock was against us and many of the offside gates would swing open after Waiouru entered or left the lock.  Poor Jan was forever going back to re-close gates.

IMG_1375IMG_1382IMG_1380An Australian mosquito resting in the side pond!

P1030742Halfway down

We’ve moored just before Budbrooke Junction and will likely be here a few days.  In the afternoon I made a quick trip to the local Sainsbury’s for a few essentials.   

4 comments :

Halfie said...

Sometimes gates can be a bit too finely balanced!

Tom and Jan said...

Yes... but we are not complaining

Kelvin and Rachael said...

I small branch wedged against the lock arm can be just wnough to hold it closed.

Tom and Jan said...

That would still requires us to cross to the far side of the double lock to both place and remove the branch?