Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Cold, Coal and Compositions

Today's journey was much more pleasant, without the freezing wind, we could enjoy the sunshine.  There were patches of ice after the very cold night, but we set off after a hire boat, so they had already broken a pathway through.
It looked very pretty though with a layer of snow glistening in the sun.

As we were pulling in at Rugby, needing to do Tesco shop, along came Mikey on nb Victoria.  We were needing coal and gas so we flagged him down and stocked up. Last week we began to think we could let the fire out overnight, but this week...........

Thanks Mikey, no need to ration the coal now.

At Hillmorton we saw the much talked about poetry on the new lock beams. Not really sure what it achieves, doesn't quite seem the right thing on working industrial heritage sites. Also not sure what order it is supposed to be read in.  Or if it makes sense to you?

Found a quiet spot tonight between Barby and Willoughby.

12 miles, 3 locks, 1 tunnel


  1. Thank you for your good wishes - it's going to be quite a change but one I feel is right. Kind regards to both (and to Jumble)


  2. I don't mind the idea of the poetry, but I would prefer it to make some sort of sense!

    That top photo is another stunner!