With four people on board boat we adopt a different way of life. Skipper and crew take turns at the tiller and operate locks as we travel on the canals. The navigator has worked out where to stop each day and so far we have kept to the schedule with time to spare to stop when it rains. It was a grey cold wet day on Saturday so that was our first stopping day. The girls made a roast lunch and the oven heat kept us warm. Then we got out Ann’s birthday present, a jig saw puzzle, to pass the time together. When we had done some of that we played a game of Mah Jongg.
The Sunday was a different day. It was sunny with no wind and we enjoyed travelling the winding Coventry canal. We had gone through Whittington and seen the well kept gardens and was approaching Hopwas when we recognised a boat coming round a bend. How convenient to find the visitor moorings clear as we met Mo and Vanessa on Balmaha so both boats were able to stop by School Bridge.