My headlines.... IT’S QUIET ON THE CUT ....typed in a shouty format. Ok the weather has changed from windy to wet all day but thankfully no wind. And it’s relatively quiet boat wise on the cut so far. When we do meet people they are respectful in distance terms. One thing that is very evident is the joy we see on boaters and walkers ... many smiles and lots of friendly chatting.
Makes me wonder why we had to book the tunnel, under normal circumstances we would have made an early start tomorrow and got to the tunnel just after lunch and gone thru, but we had to err on the safe side so booked Thursday morning. But be warned C&RT are playing hard ball on this, I got chatting to a fella at Star lock and he came through the tunnel yesterday and booked in on the morning of passage (by phone) When he approached there was a boat reversing as they had been refused entry as they had not booked and no doubt didn’t fancy a night at the northern portal.
Related to the chat with the fella he was at Star lock at 1 ish today Tuesday and had picked up the boat at Bunbry in Saturday, he was with his partner and their 10 month old.... so respect to them for that. I’m expecting to see him again around Audlum next Monday as he has to have the boat back Tuesday
There were no boats at the town end of the Stone moorings but a very nice M&S food shop there with cafe ( open)