A Slow Decline. 14th January


2.36, down by 6cm from yesterday

Tilly is now quite bored of being here, she’s used this outside up. Although having said that she seems to have found her own shore based facilities as the litter box has only been used once in the last week.

That’s a big puddle

Rain overnight and this morning. A short shopping list was put together and Mick set out to head to Castle Donnington to the Co-op. As he thought the path he’d followed (which was the road pre-bypass) last week was now under water meaning he had to cycle round big roundabouts with quite a bit of traffic, but thankfully he didn’t get wet.

Not much to report really today. I’ve been working my way through our journeys for 2022. Managed to get to the end of the year. However Canalplan is 300 miles and 100 locks more than Water Explorer suggested that we’d done. Even though I’ve been checking the route Canalplan has taken us between places I seem to have managed to do a large detour somehow! I’ll give it a check through tomorrow.

Cosily simmering

A beef and beetroot curry was put together this afternoon and sat on top of the stove for a couple of hours before it required finishing off in the oven. I just love the smell of this curry. Accompanied by an homemade gluten free nan bread each, it was all very tasty.


0 locks, 0 miles, 1 round up to September, 300 miles out, 100 locks out, 3 portions of curry, 2 nans, 2 contented warm boaters, 1 bored of here Tilly!