Sunday, 1 June 2014

Stopping Short Of Usual Home Base

Very retrospective post for Sunday 1st June.

(Boat Chalice - posted by Alan)

Nothing really to report about this very short day, and it seems no pictures got taken.

As yesterday's blog by Cath reported, we had only slowly come to the realisation that we were likely to need to take "Chalice" back to Stoke Bruerne for the festival there in under two weeks time, because "Sickle" was required there, (indeed even had a then  "secret" role to perform there!),  but Odin really shouldn't yet be making the large leaps necessary to get in and out of "Sickle's" back cabin.

It would in many ways be far easier to have "Chalice" present to, as a support boat, and David could then be with us to look after Odin, as we took part in festival activities.

By some very good fortune we found out that someone who normally moors at Fenny Stratford would not be using their mooring for several weeks, so "Chalice" could be left there.  Although this meant some extra bike and rail travel to retrieve a car, it was overall far less effort than taking "Chalice" all the way back to her hoie mooring, (another full day), only to be bringing her back again just a few days later!

So our "BCN Challenge" trip ended in an unexpected place, but by then had already covered 275 miles and over 200 locks.

Great Linford to Fenny Stratford
Miles: 6.7, Locks: 0

Total Miles: 275.0, Locks: 209

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