Pig’s hill. Don’t see many pigs around, certainly not seen any on the towpath….
Has a nice view down to Flore, the opposing village, separated by the River Nene, just in it’s infancy here.
Took some images out across the valley.
I scouted the area, as I always scout the area before a move.
The two important things to consider are
- Access:- You could be in the prettiest spot in the world. Fine until you need to use the car and it’s a 2 mile walk to the nearest parking spot.
- Internet Access:- I’m on 3 which has fairly good coverage all over. However, if you want to be using your phone on the boat, which I often do, you need to be getting a good, strong signal.
Use this to check your signal.
Local amenities – Marinas and Firewood
Yesterday I had to go and have a pump out, the first one I’ve paid for since February, usually they’re free because I do them myself.
A pump out is £15. And depending on how much you use the toilet, you have to do one every two weeks.
Got some fuel as well from Rugby boats which worked out about 1/3 cheaper than filling up at Whilton Marina which is about 4 miles up the road.
Rugby boats is right outside the Navigation Inn and right next to the A5.
If you speak to them nicely, they will do you a really good deal on Firewood.
There are a surprising amount of people that work here. It’s a proper little industry.
Crick boat show is on. That’s probably about 2 hours away on the boat, maybe 3.
Apart from that, doing as little as possible today.
Given up drinking for 6 weeks now.
Not really missing it TBH. When I see beer, I want to drink it, but I don’t often see it.
Out of sight out of mind.
Life goes on….