Sunday, 27 March 2016

Off the Ashby to see a Greyhound!

Sunday 27th March
Yesterday was a terrible day weather wise with wind & rain most of the day, so we stayed put I did a wash & a tidy up while Kev changed the oil in the engine & gearbox. Yesterday a familiar boat moored just ahead of us NB Caxton which was once owned by Lesley & Jo (NB Yarwood) and then the last owners were Paul & Elaine who are now in Mojocar in Spain. We never met the new owners  as nobody ventured from the boat due to the heavy wind & rain!
NB Caxton, we are moored just ahead.
This morning we decided to make a move and we left Stoke Golding about 8am and headed to the winding hole at bridge 34 where we turned and reversed back onto the water point there to top up with water, empty the cassette & get rid of rubbish. We changed our minds about heading to the end of the Ashby Canal with the weather forecast for tomorrow being very windy, we wanted to get back onto the Coventry Canal.
Once we were all sorted at the services we set off and when we were passing our previous mooring at Stoke Golding I noticed a man & a woman with a young horse long reining it on the road while it was a nice quiet Sunday morning.

The wind started to gust at times but at least it didn't rain, when we got to the moorings opposite the Limekilns pub at bridge 15 we moored and had a bite to eat & take Jaz for a walk. We then continued to to Marston junction to turn left back onto the Coventry Canal and as we were just approaching the bridge there was a boat coming to turn onto the Ashby, they were coming from the direction we wanted to be so they waited and let us through. when we were getting close to Hawkesbury junction the rain started but didn't last long and had stopped as we were pulling over to moor just before the water points. We are going to go for a few pints at the Greyhound pub later, well it would be rude not to!


  1. Maybe next time!
    George & Sue

  2. Hi George & Sue
    Thanks for letting us know who you are catch you both at some time