Summer Cruise#1 Day 8


0930 start – Ansty thru Nuneaton and on to moor near Springwood Haven marina.

We pass Gordon on Cut Loose, back from the Ashby and on his way back to Yelvertoft.

The long straight, approaching Hawkesbury junction

If you know the area then you’ll recognise this – it’s the beginning of the super grid and pylon city!

After a complete balls up of turning at the junction, which I normally do in one smooth action, I bashed the nose and the stern this time, Muppet! No, photos thankfully. We move on to Nuneaton:

We have never stopped here before but fancied a pie & a pint. I notice a small sign showing that this project was part financed by the EU – you can kiss this goodbye Brexiteers!

We found the Three Horseshoes, 300 yds west of bridge 20. An Everards pub but nicely run and with 6 beers on plus some home cooking, brilliant! Steve had 2 pints of Plum Mild (3.8% from Stefford) and Viv had a nice Ruby ale.

Less than an hour on and we get out into lovely countryside and approach Springwood Haven Marina. A nice spot to walk the dog and chat to the Onboard Energy guy about new batteries, solar power and the vagaries of the Victron invertor/charger! They also do ice creams too!

And here’s Adagio and that over-used star filter !

Captain’s Log 1719 11/04/2017: 11 miles +1 lock+ 4.3 engine hours