Sunday, December 23, 2012
North Oxford through Brinklow and Newbold
This site is, according to the CaRT list (use the drop down box at bottom of page) £6.86 per metre. Now two things get my goat: why is it metres? We have kept away from the euro currency so why not keep our good old British feet and inches. Second: how do they end up with the odd 86p?. Other listings have odd pence figures, for example 38,74,91.
NB Valerie is 58 feet or in foreign terms 17.67 meters. So a winter mooring here would be £6.86 x 17.67 = £121.21($181) per month. Those who do not know this location might be asking "what do you get?" You get what you see in my picture. The nearest services are 1.5 miles. Three miles round trip walk if you get frozen in for a while and need water/diesel/elsan.
Braunston has all the services in close proximity but the price would be £189.77($284).
We prefer to keep cruising and keep a close watch on the weather. If the canal ices over, we would cruise to the closest services in case the ice thickens.
Staying in one place for months at a time would drive me crazy but of course each to their own.