Saturday, 30 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
No cruising, but at least there were some fantastic views to be had on the evening before and the morning after the first frost of the winter.
Friday, 1 October 2010
We went up the Stockton flight in heavy rain and wind, and decided to go on past the marina for dinner at the Bridge. This turned out to be a questionable decision, as the heavy rain turned torrential, and the visitor moorings were full. Along with half a dozen other boats we fought our way to the bank across the shallows, and tied up against what felt like a bank made of cream cheese after eventually finding some firm enough spots for pins. It was early so I set off to walk the dog down to the Folly to see if it was open, but gave up after the rain running down my legs filled my (waterproof) shoes. A good meal at the Bridge, with the experience marred only by the state of the towpath that you wouldn't normally expect until later in the winter. Back to the marina in the morning.