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BCN Marathon Challenge 2011: 9pm – 9.45pm

Posted by indigodream on 28 May, 2011

9pm – 9.45pm

Perry Barr Lock (2 from bottom) to Cuckoo Wharf

Well, I’m afraid that we’ve wimped out and decided not to do the two great Aston and Farmers Bridge flights this evening – we’re a bit jaded after 14 hours of cruising and the hounds are beyond of exhausted and won’t rest while the boat’s moving.

We had a bit of a drama at bottom lock when there was an obstruction behind one of the bottom locks – Graham managed to dislodge a bit of it with a pole then Andy and Graham managed to slam the gate open enough for Sarah to push the boat through – phew, what a relief!

Spaghetti junction looks even more surreal by dark……

We recall a good chinese takeaway near here so that’s the next step – we need a good savoury meal after pigging out on an all-day-breakfast menu and cookies!

At this time, the towpaths are deserted – whether the lowlife comes out later we hope we’ll never know – Cuckoo Wharf is a very secure mooring indeed.

Of course, no decisions without consequence – finishing early means that we’ll need to set the alarm for 4am and get off as soon as we get a glimmer of daylight at 5am – will I blog then – well, only if you promise to get up to read it 😀

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