Thursday, 15 March 2012

It's going to get busy up north...

BW have published their restrictions due to water shortages..... in March !!

We know its been dry for a couple of years,  just another indication of the changing weather patterns we are seeing - global warming ??

BW hope that boaters understand that these measures so early in the season are seeking to preserve low reservoir stocks such that cruising through the year can be maintained for as long as possible.

The last bit.... cruising for as long as possible says it all really.  There will be a significant divide in traffic north and south, that is if we get some rain in the north and midlands. The hire companies will be hit hard and those with water and no restrictions will no doubt have a boost to their bookings.  For us at Fradley I'm sure it will mean more traffic as those private boaters who continuously cruise will head to where there are no restrictions, I can't blame them for that.

An interesting year ahead.

2 comments:

Captain Ahab said...

I hear Yorkshire calling!

Nev Wells said...

That'll be day one of your holiday then....;-)