Monday, 13 October 2014

The Three Junctions

Early Saturday was very foggy but by the time we were ready for off it had cleared to a fine morning. After catching the fellow unlocking the diesel pump at Alvecote we took the opportunity to put
50 Ltrs in the tank before heading towards the first of the junctions at Fazeley. It's good to see that work is being done to tidy up the area at last. It is a great improvement. The sun continued as we headed for the next of the three junctions at Huddlesford. This is where the Litchfield canal branched off to join the BCN at Ogley junction. Although currently used as boat club moorings, this canal is under active restoration, one of its leading supporters being David Suchet of Poirot fame. We eventually stopped just short of Streehay near the new marina, the intention being to have a quiet Sunday and catch up with a few jobs.
The mist lasted well towards lunch time but the sun eventually peeped through and it was a fine afternoon. Just opposite our mooring there is a flying field. The last time we stopped here we were treated to the spectacle of a replica WW1 biplane circling round. The Captain, who knows about these things, tells me it was an SE5 fighter. He was hoping for a repeat performance but, not this time. He had to make do with watching Guy Martin on the TV helping to restore a MK1 Spitfire.
Weather deteriorated overnight and today has been windy with spells of rain. Only made it to Fradley Junction where we have been all afternoon listening to the rain and the wind in the trees. Hoping for better tomorrow but the forecast is not promising.






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