Friday, 29 August 2014
Our last trip in Doublefracture.
Thursday the 21st-August we move through Alrewas,After the quite time at Fradley we found our selves fourth in a Que for the lock on to the river section. When we finally got our turn we carried on through Wychnor lock to Barton turns. We called into the Marina for a pump out. Leaving we had the same problem we have always had, the wind kept blowing us back onto the mooring. After several tries we managed to leave the Marina and moor outside for the night. In the evening we took the boys to the pub for a meal. Friday we did the last stretch for the boys down to Shobnel fields where on Saturday morning I took then from Burton on Trent station to Derby and put them on a train to London. In London they would be met by Stephen and taken to Wembley for the callange cup final between Castleford and Leeds. When I got back from Derby Marlene and I left for Willington where we were to meet Nathan who had come in a van to move our belongings off the boat and into a bungalow. After a little over nine years we are going back to live ashore. We returned to the boat on the Tuesday after the Bank Holiday. This would be our last trip, taking us down to Sawley where tomorrow Doublefracture will go on to the sales mooring and Pamela will pick us up and take us to our new life ashore. So,all that is left to say is thank you for following our travels over the last five years. We have enjoyed every minute of it, but we now feel it is time to move on. Bye and thanks again. Mick and Marlene.