Wednesday 30 May 2012

The Big One (9-4)

Wednesaday 30th May 2012

Cromwell Lock to Newark (Cow Lane Bridge)

Another fine morning, the wisps of mist on the water give a hint of another hot day to come. The Memsahib decided at the last moment to do another load of washing before we left Cromwell. In little more than the hour the clothes were washed and dry. Today the sun also had a bit of a breeze to accompany it which helped to dry everything in no time at all.

Because we were attached to the mains, I forced the battery system into doing an equalising charge. Essentially it over charges the battery bank for a short period in time (far too short to do any damage) to bring any lazy cells up to full charge. 

The cruise up to Newark Nether Lock was uneventful and as usual we did it at little more than engine tick over speed. We moored for the rest of the day at Cow Lane Bridge. Where wet up again with Zeb the Rottweiler in the company of Cliff and Chris on Nb Tihso who are self proclaimed trainee lager louts! I remember seeing beer cider and red wine.

During the day we had a walk into Newark town centre. Newark is a very attractive place and  like most town centres the mixture of shops is very diverse. Aldi, Morrison's and Sainsbury cover the supermarkets. Charity shops are abundant and there is a twice weekly open air market in the main square.

In the early evening, there was a very heavy downpour of rain, which was then followed by several smaller showers before we went to bed.

Daily Total

Miles: 5.0
Locks: 1
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 1.6

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 706.9
Locks: 653
Swing / Lift Bridges: 115
Tunnels: 6
Pump Outs: 9
Engine Hours: 2145.5


1 comment:

  1. There is also a Waitrose super market behind the BW building if you can get on the floating pontoon in Newark. Very handy for beer supplies.

    Also the butchers in the far corner of the market square is exceptional.


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