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Archive for October 23rd, 2010

Boat Blog: Quick update…..

Posted by indigodream on 23 October, 2010

Saturday 23rd October

I still can’t cruise – considering that my little toe is less than an inch long, it’s causing pain out of all proportion to its size! Never mind, it’s no bad thing for me to stay at home as Lou is still grounded by a torn triceps muscle, though she’s recovering quickly after some dog physiotherapy. Lynx and Ty are quite happy to race around our garden/field – we have an infestation of rats (outside) so sniffing them out is keeping the boys entertained. Mind you, they don’t do a lot of racing, they’re mainly happy just to arrange themselves carefully on their duvets and sleep!

Last weekend Richard had a little jaunt with one of his colleagues. They went up the lovely Stort to Bishop’s Stortford and left Indigo Dream there for a week.

But now we really need to get back to Limehouse – it’s that time of year when we can’t take the locks for granted – there’s a November stoppage at Fielde’s Weir Lock. So Richard is having a couple of days on the boat – his plan is to single-hand back to Cheshunt (which gets us well past the stoppage), then we’ll do the last push back to Limehouse at the beginning of November. Richard is enjoying the challenge of single-handing but if you should happen to be walking the towpath that way then do open a lock-gate for him!

Note: The Lee and Stort has very good transport links – the railway runs close to the navigation and almost every riverside settlement has a train station – it’s convenient on all levels, especially for Richard by himself.

I know that Richard has been taking photos so I’m sure a more fullsome account of the Stort will follow….

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