Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wednesday 1st May 2013
Well, at least it looks a bit more like spring today. We woke up to bright sunshine and the promise of a fine day, the wind was still a little cool though.
Setting off we soon found that rumours of the weed around here seem to be true, but once under way things weren't too bad.
We soon reached Misterton Low Lock, where a BW key is required to unlock the paddles, as do all the locks we've come across so far.

A short run to Misterton Top Lock, where there is a new, very clean looking by wash channel

It was very heartening to see contractors our with the weed cutting boat. Rumours that the breed was extinct seem to be premature.

There are signs of the old brick industry around here

Cath took a spell of lock wheeling at Shaw Lock

And then relaxed at Gringley Lock, where there is a very pretty lockside cottage.

I did my share of leaning too.

Gringley Lock was the last one of the day, and we continued plodding along admiring the lovely scenery around here. The sun shone for most of the morning, but later on the cloud started building up and the cold breeze seemed to warm up slightly
Bridge 72, Old Man Bridge is rather pretty.

Our destination for today was Clayworth where the book shows there is a shop, we need milk.
There's also boater facilities here. When we arrived we found that it was actually a boat club mooring, and the shop no longer exists
After filling with water I spoke to the club caretaker who kindly said we could moor in front of the clubhouse for the night. The club is open tonight so we may well call in for a drink.

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