Monday, 23 April 2012

Training and then moving!

By the end of Saturday both of us were well and truly cream crackered. Our training day with Willow Wren Training in Rugby started at 8.45 and finished at 6pm. The course included almost every aspect of using a narrowboat and our trainer, Steve, was excellent. We sailed along the North Oxford Canal through Hillmorton locks and back again to their mooring in Rugby Wharf, using winding holes to turn and the restricted section to practice reversing. We each handled locks upstream and downstream, plus trying springing off and mooring and of course the man overboard proceedure. By the end of the day we were awarded our RYA inland waterways helmsman certificate.

Tomorrow we take La Licorne from Barrow on Soar to Sileby Mill boatyard. Just hope the training sank in!

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