We were on 48 hour moorings and had come to the end of our concessionary 7 day overstay period.
The plan was to move to 14 day moorings.
But in nearing Hatton top lock we found that there are no 14day moorings between St John's Bridge 55 and the waterpoint at the top lock. What to do?
It was now after half past four and a minimum of four hours can be anticipated for the passage through the 21 lock flight. Not an option!
There was a gap of 12 ring spaces (approx 10m apart) on the tow-path designated "Long Term Moorings, permit holders only", then two small boats and a gap of 3 rings, approximately 90ft, then a single boat before the water point.
We put SONFLOWER in the 90ft gap.
|At Hatton Top Long Term Moorings|
I have arranged crew for Saturday Morning to make passage down the flight. The Best Mate has volunteered to take on the nonagenarian care duties.
Shrewley Tunnel SW Portal 48 hour mooring to Hatton Top L T Mooring, 1.5miles, 0.5 hour