... the second will garrotte you. Fortunately you don't see too many examples of boats tied up this way, with the stern line knotted to the centre line and the whole looped over a mooring restriction bollard, right across the towpath.
But that was after we'd set off. Before then we helped a couple on a Diamond Resorts boat moor behind us in the Ellesmere Arm, then got talking to them and invited them on Jubilee for coffee. David and Pauline come from Canterbury and are involved with Great Wood Camp, a Christian-based holiday/campsite in Somerset.
Later we passed a boat, The Staffies, with a T-stud in an unusual place: on the gunnel.
We tied up just before the Poacher's Pocket pub, where we ate. The place was packed; we had to wait half an hour for a table. This didn't matter as we had a drink at the bar; when our order was taken at our table it took only two minutes for the food to arrive! Despite that it was fine.
Perhaps someone ought to tell them that the usual place to hang paintings is on the wall.
Fazeley to the Samuel Barlow, Alvecote - Now moored near the Samuel Barlow, Alvecote. [image: SAM_8551] Keith. Welcome aboard our working boat Hadar. Pull up a chair and join as we cruise the w...
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