I’ve decided to come down this way, as last year I went up through the Watford Gap, past the UK’s oldest motorway service station down to Crick.
The mobile signal ain’t that great down there and there’s the constant moan of the motorway when the wind is blowing in the right direction.
In the name of change and a new exciting experience, I’m heading up to Rugby, as far as Hillmorden Locks to see how the land, or more the canal lies down in this direction.
Along the towpath, Olney Prison and young offenders unit is about 1 mile north, close to the new marina Hillmorton Pools…
I rang them the other day. They’re designed by the same group that run the Eden Project in Devon, or so it says on their website.
Kept on getting hit in the face by brambles as I went on my night walk.
I won’t be going up there again.
I’ve been doing some searching around for winter moorings that will accept liveaboards and they’re in short supply. Especially over the winter.
Apparently, this winter is going to be especially cold, which I can well believe. The summer was crap and some parts of the network have already experienced their first frost.
This picture was taken down on the Kennet. On the 8th September.
Having to live the whole winter out on the cut is a bit of a ball-ache, and there are times that I could no doubt do without it.
For this reason, I’ll be on the look out to pick up some winter moorings, electrical hook-up and good mobile signal essential, during the course of the next couple of months.
Not sure about the success of this project, but we can but try.