Wednesday, 9 November 2011

End of the season!

Yesterday we pulled pins and left our mooring on a misty overcast morning on the Oxford Canal and soon met Jo and Keith on nb ‘Hadar’ coming the other way -  a quick and pleasant exchange and off we all went, maybe next time we can meet up for longer.
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Jo and Keith on nb Hadar disappearing into the mist.
With only an hour and half cruising we were soon at Brinklow.   The colours of the oak trees as we approached the marina are lovely.
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Passing a family of swans with the young ones now well on the way to getting their adult plumage. 
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We then made the right turn under the lovely original bridge into Brinklow marina.
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We entered a very misty marina where ‘Chance’ will be safely moored for the next four months.  We will spend the next couple of days sorting out a few jobs then we will return to our home on the south coast for the winter.
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We pumped out the black water tank and then settled onto our mooring pontoon – luckily there was no wind so we got in between our neighbouring boats without incident.   In the afternoon we were joined by the crews of Nb ‘Toulouse’ (Janet and Gerald) and nb ‘Triskaideka’ (Ali and John) on board ‘Chance’ for coffee and home made cake.  By 7pm we all decided to head into Rugby and have a meal at Titash - an excellent Indian restaurant which we can highly recommend and a very good evening was had by all.  We finally got back to ‘Chance’ at 10.30pm after a great final evening to this year’s cruising.
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James, Doug, Ali, Gerald, Janet and John having just wined and dined.

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