Blessed with yet another tranquil night - here's our view while we sip our steaming mugs of tea. Do you ever have those times when you wake up and you don't have any idea where you are? I do - often. But that, I think, is the way it is for nomads.
And we're off..... My thought process when waking from a deep sleep and always travelling is something like this: "Where am I?" "Oh yes, on a boat" "Which boat?" Ah yes, the barge" "Which country?" (yes, really, I often ask myself that) - then I have to figure out which anchorage or port we are in. It's always a bit of a relief, these days, to wake up realising we are not in the middle of an ocean - as we so often have been.
Sorry, you may have to wait for refreshments. It's time to work. These set of locks are manual. A lock-keeper does most of the work, driving between each log as we go. However, we help too. Noel and I take it in turns to cycle between locks and help open and close the doors, while the other brings the boat along.
Tomorrow it's time to take a day off. Rest and have a look at a magnificent viaduct. We also meet Jill and Graham on board Matilda Rose. We had great fun - see you tomorrow.
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