Saturday 26 May 2012

The Big One (8-7)

Saturday 26th May 2012 

Skellingthorpe Road Bridge to Saxilby Visitor Moorings.

An early start, though we did get a wake up call from a boat passing at 3am! As we passed Burton Waters there were a couple of boats moored on the near side. Just before we reached the first boat, a second one waved at us and then pulled out in front of us and we had to slow down. He dawdled along the cut, so we prepared to pass when we reached the winding hole. At which point he then chose to do a wind with his boat. He was awarded the flying single finger of fate!

At Saxilby, we moored up next to Jeanette and Pete on Nb Joanie M, who are heading like us for the Trent. We are keeping a weather eye out for Jim and Jan in Nb Inglefield who we understand are coming up to Torksey from Keadby today.

The weather was wonderful and we had a leisurely day, me watching the Formula One pole position shoot-out. The Memsahib was catching up on her reading and topping up her tan. 

We are now booked to go from Torksey up to Newark on the River Trent.

Tonight is Eurovision song contest night - Grannies from Russia and a Granddad from the UK... Time for the pub then!

Daily Total
Miles: 3.9
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 1.1

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 701.9
Locks: 652
Swing / Lift Bridges: 115
Tunnels: 6
Pump Outs: 9
Engine Hours: 2145.5

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