Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Ravensmoor update

Still on our mooring spot near the village of Ravensmoor, we have experienced a mixture of sunshine and showers over the last couple of days. Yesterday, we walked across the fields to the village a little over a mile away. As alluded to in the previous post, we visited the Farmers Arms and can confirm they are dog friendly. They have a decent menu, if a little pricey, but the homemade chicken and leek pie was excellent.
Today we walked along the canal as far as Swanley Bridge Marina. We will be in need of their pump out services when we move off on Friday, and it was nice to see that I can pull up on the outside, to access the facilities in the event it's a little windy. Our mooring is adjacent to a large field, and today it was full of beasts. Fortunately a fence and large bramble bush prevents them reaching the boat, as they are know to enjoy the flowers adorning canal boat roofs, and don't mind standing on the boats to reach them. They have also been known to chew through mooring ropes.


On Friday we will set off for Aquaduct Marina, then on Saturday we will aim to be at Nantwich. We have five weeks before we need to be at Calcutt Boats on the Grand Union Canal.


  1. Surprised to hear that you are coming back down the way you went up. Looks to us like you are avoiding Heartbreak, ha ha.

    1. We have no idea what you could possibly mean. :)