Saturday, 11 May 2013

Portland Basin

It's been a while since I've written my blog. The last dose of chemo really hit me hard so we've not done much cruising. We spent 10 days in Bugsworth Basin and bumped into quite a few friends while we were there. At one point two boats we'd built turned up, Asphodel and Dawn Owl, and it was nice catching up with their owners.

We spent the Bank Holiday weekend at Lyme Green and then made our way up the Macc. again, back to Maple where we spent a very wet and windy night before coming down the locks on Friday morning. I drove and Roger worked the locks. The rain was quite heavy at times but even in the miserable weather it's one of my favourite flights of locks. It's just so pretty.

We passed three boats coming up the locks. They were helped by three volunteer lockies which was a good thing as the pounds between the last 4 locks were very low.

Before we descended lock 2 I let Chico off for a wee but he slipped as he jumped to get back on board and fell in. Lock 2 leaks so much that by the time I'd grabbed his harness and yanked him out the level had dropped by more than a foot.  He spent the rest of the journey huddled under his towel.

We're now moored at Portland Basin Marina and will be here for a few weeks as Roger has a couple of jobs to do in the area. As usual, we were made extremely welcome by "the Management". We've known Guy and Sandra for years, he's a Boat Safety Scheme examiner and she runs the chandlery etc.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope to catch up with you soon. Just need more energy to get out and about!