Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
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Thursday 14 March 2019
Day 5 & 6. Hold on tight. The Black Boy Inn, Knowle to Catherine De Barnes.
Well, what can I say about the weather?
It is dreadful. Yesterday although windy, was sunny and we had our nice walk. Last night we were most definitely rocking and rolling. Rain was thumping on the roof of the back cabin as I lay in bed, wondering if there was anything outside which would blow away. Sleep was on and off overnight due to the wind.
On waking up, we woke to the wind still blowing a hooley and the rain lashing down, so no change.
The only thing to do was to cook, crochet and read.
The sun did pop out at 3pm for a short while, but we were bracing ourselves for Storm Gareth.
After the storms of yesterday, this morning we woke to yet more wind and rain and the thought of "Shall we move today". The answer was possibly yes, if as the forecaster suggested it calmed down. However at 9am the rain was lashing down and the wind was blowing a hooley.
Come 9.20am and it was such a different story. The sun was out and the wind had dropped, so we decided to brave it and leave The Black Boy moorings and make our way to the Knowle Locks. But before we could do that we had a little matter of actually getting off the mooring. Due to it being shallow, we were sucked onto the mud and Hadar was not for moving. It took a bit of toing and froing before finally we made it into the middle of the cut and were on our way. We said our "Goodbyes" before leaving in the wind.
We are stopping here for the night and so I will start a new blanket for the Collies, because I have just finished my sixth blanket for 2019.
Pop back soon xxx