Monday 29 October 2012

A day in port - Whitchurch

Sill at Whitchurch

Total to date : 74 miles, 25 locks, 16 lift bridges, 6 tunnels, 6 aqueducts

Firstly, our clocks went back an hour this morning so we are now 11 hours behind Australia and 13 hours behind New Zealand.

The weather forecast wasn't so good for Sunday so we decided to stay at Whitchurch and I'd get some work done.  Mick made up a little storage box for the floor of the cratch area and then walked into town for a couple of odds and ends (and to leave me in peace to work).  We really like where we are moored so it was nice to spend another day.

We did get a bit of rain but overall it wasn't as dreary as we feared.  We went out for a walk this afternoon and ended up way out in someone's paddock with no real idea where we were.  There was a bit of dissent over whether to keep on going (down a very muddy decline) or turn back the way we came.  I think next time I'll have to wear better shoes but I thought we were going down the towpath. No raincoat, no tissues, and a sniffly nose and cough.  Now when I look at Google Maps I can see we were actually almost back to the boat but I wasn't keen on slithering down that bank and the trees were dense so we couldn't see what was beyond them, so we walked all the way back around.  Haven't told "himself" that bit yet.

Now, at 5.30pm, it's dark and it isn't even the end of October.  Wonder what Winter will bring.


roger said...

December 19 will bring sunrise at 8.12am, sunset at 3.54pm.

Elly and Mick said...

Well, won't that be something to look forward to.