Osiris never visited me overnight so I was still stuck on the bottom. After the previous encounter over the weekend, it was nice to see me faith restored in my fellow boater. I didn't have one who offered to help me out I had two.
After a couple of attempts to pull me off backwards, we went for the old fashion, full power forwards and see what happens, it happened and I was off and on my merry way, hurrah!!!!
I saw this on the way and thought of Suzanne, a small holding which I know she would love
There was also this lovely house which I missed first time round
I saw this at the aqua duct just before I hit Rugely. It reminded me of I wondered lonely as a sunflower....
Well I passed through Rugely and Armitage without incident. Most people take pics of heron or ducks I am back to my usual working boat.
I was hoping to tie up at the top of Fradley flight again, but there was no room. So I went down a couple of locks and headed for the Coventry canal (off the T&M at last). There is a swing bridge as you head onto the canal. A lady who was passing stopped and opened it for me, would you believe it, it was Jackie who i knew from work. Her and her husband Tony work with us during the summer and Fradley over the winter. So after she helped me moor I popped over for a coffee and chin wag.. Mike came over this evening so we did dinner and a pint at the Swan
Am off to Alvecote Marina tomorrow to see a old friend and also meet Helen as she is coming for the weekend to help crew or steer. I do like friends.....
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