Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Crick

We're at Crick now. A slightly later start this time as it was raining until 09.30. The canal side is dominated by the marinas and boat brokerages but the village is quite pleasant. The problem is that there's very little internet although, unlike Welford, all other communications are fine. I've heard that Braunston communications are also dreadful so that seems to be all around the southern area of the Leicestershire Ring. Still we can't get there until the stoppages have been lifted at Braunston Locks.

The journey was about as boring as it is possible to have on a narrowboat (which is really not that boring). The farm lands on both sides merely consisted of very large fields either ploughed or pastured, hardly any buildings and no settlements. Still, I got hold of some firewood.

This boat is at the entrance (or exit) to (from) Crick Tunnel. It was a lovely boat with a good paint job but what has happened? It looks like it was just moored up several years ago and has been ignored since and is now almost entirely covered in green moss, leaves, twigs and general debris. And before anybody asks, yes it does have a valid licence. There is a folding bike on top (covered in the same green moss) and it looks like you could just fire up the boat and off you go. What's the story here?

This is BW's new security measures for their valuable equipment. This tug was spotted sporting a bent fork securing the door. Well that'll fool them. I may even try this one myself. They wouldn't know what to make of it or couldn't pick themselves through laughing.

This blog is starting to look a little like some other blogs that just state where they are, how many miles and locks they've done. I'll have to see what I can do about that. Ok, I've thought about it...

6 comments:

Halfie said...

Nah, it's more interesting than that! Keep going as you are. And anyway, it's good to follow other people's meanderings on the network (that's both waterways and internet).

Pete said...

'Meanderings' is a good word and I shall use it several times over the next week.

I'll endeavor to improve my metaphorical meanderings rather than the empirical ones. Halfie is obviously doing something right as you are eight places ahead of Pickles 2 on the rankings.

Carl said...

Did you knock on the door of the boat? What is they've expired?

Pete said...

I spoke to the mooring warden and they are on top of it all apparently. Seemingly it belongs to a nurse!!!

Pete said...

I spoke to the mooring warden and they are on top of it all apparently. Seemingly it belongs to a nurse!!!

Carl said...

It does look like a nice boat - and expensive. Considering both those points, it's a shame someone doesn't give it a good scrub.