We had a bit of a lie in and Penny made the tea but then dropped her bombshell saying that she and Jim had decided to leave us today. I was very disappointed but do understand that it was the right decision. Firstly they had the car right by the boat and secondly they had been planning on driving to north Devon tomorrow and were very concerned about driving down the M5 on the first Friday of the school holidays. It was the usual scrabble trying to find all their belongings (we still have a windlass, a baseball hat and a pair of knickers on board!) and then the sad time when they drove away – I hate it when visitors leave us.
We pulled over in Uppermill for lunch as we had come across Little John (the single hander) and we know how slow he can be.
|Roaches Winding Hole|
At lock 16E we had an extremely heavy shower and all three of us got rather wet. It was still raining as we got to lock 15E so we pulled over at the moorings below the lock for the night.
Wool Road Moorings to Roaches Lock 15W2.74 miles