Yesterday dawned a bit warmer and the snow had gone as we readied Still Rockin’ to move on
… the slight wind that was blowing had an icy feel so Molly tucks herself well down in her blankets
This is at Lot Mead Lock and shows the air holes by the gate paddles; I’ve seen them often but these are in beautifully sculptured ‘basins’ and I wondered if they (the basins) were done naturally by standing water in days gone by … anyone got any other ideas?
A very long stretch of moorings on both sides of the Grand Union Canal after Lot Mead Lock. The ones on the left as we came down are designated ‘Residential' and the ones on the right where this sign is are ‘Long Term Moorings - Permits Required”. I don’t think that this sign, and the one at the other end of these moorings, is official as they had no C&RT logo etc., on them. This caused me to wonder once again about the difference in Long Term, Permanent and Residential as it applies to mooring on the canals. As I understand it to have a designated ‘Residential’ mooring you have a post-code and are liable to pay council tax and you don’t have to move/cruise your boat/home; so what about the other two mooring opportunities? Do they have to move every so often and if so how often and is that movement enforced?
We arrived at our destination at lunch time and afterwards I did I gigantic, enormous shop at Tesco’s. We were fortunate to be able to slip into an exact Still Rockin’ sized mooring opposite and planned to move off in the morning.
A stunning sunset taken at 16:45 last evening (by George)
And this morning - nearly minus 9 and we’ve decided to stay here until it warms up a bit!