Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tixall Wide to Penkridge

Another beautiful morning as we set out from Tixall Wide.  We had a fairly uneventful trip today and the only occurrence of note is that nb Serenity had a fan belt failure just before Penkridge at Longford Lock.  A phone call to Midland Didlers Chandlers proved unsuccessful as they don’t sell them!  So Karen and Ian walked into Penkridge to a garage and managed to obtain one.  MC’s loss is the garage’s gain – apparently the garage owner has been telling MC for ages that they are losing out by not selling fan belts!


20110322-3Setting off from Tixall Wide in bright sunshine

20110322-4Waiting for Tixall Lock

20110322-6The old cottage at Deptmore Lock is at last being renovated after being derelict for several years – I looked for a photo from last time we came by two years ago, but it must be on our hard drive and not on the blog.  Must be costing a small fortune as it has been totally gutted and half re-built.

20110322-7In Deptmore Lock

SDC10140Now moored above Longford Lock with Ian attempting to replace the belt

1 comment:

  1. I hope he bought two while he was there, next time you may be in the middle of nowhere


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