Friday, 22 June 2012

The Big One (12-6)

Friday 22th June 2012

Welcome to Braunston puddle banks. Puddle's and mud being the operative words. The rain has been constant for the last 12 hours and does not look like stopping anytime soon.

Those wonderful contractor men with their grass cutting machines were not to be put off by a bit of wind and rain. It's easy to spot the boats with someone aboard. They are the ones where the vegetation alongside remains uncut. However, the boats with no one aboard are easy to spot as they have had the vegetation transferred from the bank to the boat.

A few hardy boaters despite the weather continue to move away from Braunston. The wind has picked up even more and the rain is now horizontal. A few other hardy heritage boaters continue to head into Braunston. I counted about 45 heritage boats moored up this afternoon in readiness for the festival.

We had a walk around the village which is quite pleasant. But the weather cut short the ramble as a thunder storm could be seen approaching in the distance. By the time we had returned to the boat the deluge was about to start. 

Daily Total
Miles: 0.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 964.1
Locks: 699
Swing / Lift Bridges: 118
Tunnels: 7
Pump Outs: 10
Engine Hours: 2215.4.0


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