After a lovely quiets night in Hawne Basin, we were up early with a cup of tea in hand and breakfast on the go. I got both the fires sorted out and then we got on with boat chores and alike. Keith emptied our used oil into their tank. There are not many places who allow you to get rid of used oil, so we decided to take the opportunity to get rid of ours from the engine oil change. I emptied the toilet cassette and binned the ash. We left Hawne Basin at 9.50am after having some assistance from Tony with the tug. We did try to get out ourselves. I was poling the forend round and the pole got well and truly stuck in the mud as the wind picked up. I thought I either let go of the pole, which was disappearing under the forend, or I hold on and fall in. I decided not to get wet and so let go of the pole and watched it disappear beneath the water. Our forend was flapping in the wind, with no way of me to stop it, but then came Tony and his work tug. he managed to rescue the pole and took the forend rope to pull us round to line us up with the bridge 'ole. We were told that when the wind is blowing, it can be a nightmare to get round, especially with a 70ft boat. I for one was very grateful for the help.
We took the Horseley Fields junction onto the Wyrley & Essington at 3.35pm and are moored up on the Urban Moorings CIC in Commercial arm, alongside Da Vinci.
Pop back soon xxx