Travelled 5.59 miles, worked 1 lock in a time of 1 hour 55 minutes.
To this. I am quite sad to see the snow go, but all good things must come to an end at some point.
Last night it began raining and it did not stop all night, at 4.30am Keith got up to visit the smallest room on the boat to find us listing, so he got dressed and went outside to loosen the ropes, whilst doing this he became aware of the flooding developing from the River Avon.
Water was pouring across the pub car park and back into the canal at the end of the wharf, it was also flooding in the marina and back into the canal. By the time we got up at 8am the canal was well up and so was the River Avon.
I have never seen anything like this before it really showed you the force of water.
The pocket park was flooding and the water was struggling to get under the road bridge.
Even the road by the pocket park was flooded
This did not stop cars speeding through the water.
Mark on Callisto was the first to make a move, we then followed at 10.10am.
There was so much water in the canal, even with all the paddles up on the lock, the water wad deluging over the by-water and out into the field.
I fear this is just the beginning of the amount of flooding there is going to be.
There was still some ice on the canal, but Mark had plough through it leaving us clear water. Mark was hoping to make it to Crick, but we are in no hurry as Buckby Flight does not open until the 1st February. So we cruised for a couple of hours and then stopped at bridge 33, because the wind was blowing a gale and it was making it hard work moving.
It was wonderful to be on the move again, even though we enjoyed our extended stay at Welford, we just get bored with sitting in one place for to long.
Before I go and have my lunch, you must have read about all our battery issues, well we thing we have conquered it. instead of me explaining about it, you can read Keith’s explanation on Hadar’s Blog. We are both so relieved that we have sorted the problem.