bloody noisy, less than 100 yards from a busy dual carriage way
why the hell would I want to stay here ?
1. Gang plank for passenger? 2. Surely you have water on board anyway? For showers, and for drinking? 3. How can it be noisy inside a boat? Comforting to hear the rumble of traffic and civilisation; and it's only temporary. 4. Why not stay where you are, as that's where you want to be to continue going forwards?
Not having a clear picture of where you are, hard to say.
I'm guessing Ennerdale Bridge.... here it is at 1:23
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2020 21:06:59 GMT by naughtyfox
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
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No bridge fix yesterday and as the engineer will only get there Monday no guarantee of a fix that day either.
The main reason for going to Goole has now been missed and I have no desire to put a couple of hundred quid into CRT's hands for them to waste for no good reason.
Set off backwards up the river dragging the anchor chain with some bits of scrap weighing about 50 or 60lbs replacing the anchor. this was fairly succesful but it still was pretty hard work as there was a lot of winding lock to lock on the steering wheel (about 14 turns lock to lock)
about 2 and a half miles back there was a turning area where they used to turn Sheffield size keels round in the working days, of course now heavily weeded and Sabina is 4 foot longer and 2 and a half feet wider than a Sheffield barge and it took quite a while and an awful lot of blasting at full power and ramming the bank but eventually we got it round. (we also had collected another helper there and the extra help was invaluable.)
again we had real problems with weed and mud blocking the water intake and had to stop 3 times to clear it and again we did a heck of a lot of tree trimming (bang went my freshly repaired vhf aerial and also a bloody great bend in the trumpet of the horn) but no other damage but it was a lot of work clearing the debris off the deck.
rang the lock keeper at Beverley (who also works the bridge)asking if there was any possibility of a bridge lift when we got there that evening. (normally requires 24 hour notice and 9 to 5 anyway) He had driven across the Kingswood bridge the day before and had seen us stuck there and he agreed to wait for us ...... when we came into view of the bridge it was already lifted for us and we were able to slide straight through and drop on my mooring.
Pizzas delivered to the quayside and we sat chatting and drinking beer as it got dark and a raging thunderstorm went over.
Won't be doing much clearing up this morning. I've just sorted out the mooring chains and wires and then I'm driving to goole in the car.
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