Our passage plan being to move Cribbit as near as possible to the top of the Bath flight so that we can get down to Bristol and back onto the canal in the week we have available. There are [at least] two difficulties with this, the approaches to Bath are well occupied by live-aboards on the non-48 hour moorings and there are only limited spaces where a car can be left on the road for a week. For these purposes the footbridge at Bathampton would be perfect, but would there be a space to moor? Arranged to meet Jim there and had a quick look at the moorings and discovered that the towpath was closed while contractors re-surfaced it. To our surprise also found a handy spare slot to moor very near to the bridge.
By car back to Limpley Stoke and then an evening in the Hop pole. This was much improved over my last visit there which had been dire indeed. Not much of a link for the Hop pole as it has recently got a new manager, the sales brochure for the tenancy likely to have a short e-life. Back to Cribbit for spaghetti and meatballs .
Up betimes and soon moving towards Dundas Aqueduct. We decided that we would like a mosey around what remains of the Somerset Coal Canal as it enters the Kennet and Avon canal at the end of the aqueduct.