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Sunday, July 07, 2019

Long Itchington, to Saltisford Canal Centre. 10.3 miles, 12 locks.

We had the company of nb Sloop John T from Bascote to Leamington, where we stopped briefly at Lidl for a food shop, before sharing Cape locks with a Black Prince hire boat.
Now safely back on our mooring.

Keith.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Blue Lias to Two Boats Inn, Long Itchington, 0.55 miles, 2 locks.

Very short trip this morning, which took us all of 35 mins!
This is the wide beam attempting to travel from Warwick to London, still below Bridge No.24 which it cannot get through.


Now moored neat the Two Boats Inn, Long Itchington.

Keith.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Barby Wood Bridge to Blue Lias, Stockton, 13.6 miles, 11 locks.

Surprising how July brings out all the prize idiots, plonkers, plebs and pillocks onto the canals.
Only one photo today as I left my camera inside the boat.
Now moored at Blue Lias, Stockton.

Keith.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Mancetter Bridge to Barby Wood Bridge No.78, 26.9 miles, 4 locks, 1 tunnel, 9hrs 30mins.

A very sunny and long day today.
Passing Marston junction and the Ashby canal.


Approaching Hawkesbury junction.


Suttons stop lock, and onto the North Oxford canal.


The Coventry Cruising Club.


M6 Motorway.


Newbold tunnel.


Hillmorton top locks,  the offside one is working again.


Now moored near Barby Wood Bridge No.78.

Keith.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Samuel Barlow to Glascote and then to Mancetter Bridge No.35. 12 miles 11 locks.

This morning we set of for Glascote where we winded, moored up and walked into Glascote to pick up a set of new rear fenders from Phil English of Glascote Fenders. He certainly makes a good fender.

Then we set off to retrace our course, passing under the M42 bridge at Pooley again.


We moored between Grendon bridge and Bradley Green bridge below Atherstone locks for a time as we didn't want to do the Atherstone flight of locks in the heat of the midday sun.


Waiting at the bottom lock.


Halfway up the flight.


Top lock and cottage.


Now moored near Mancetter Bridge No.35.


Keith.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Hawkesbury Junction to Alvecote, 16.6 miles, 11 locks, 8 hours 35 mins.

We tried to set off at 7:35am this morning but 2ft from the bank and we picked up a load of rubbish on the prop, including electrical cable and plug, audio cables, a TV aerial amplifier, the bag that that lot was probably in, a bicycle tyre and a sea searcher magnet! It took me an hour to clear it all off.
Hartshill Yard.


Approaching Atherstone top lock with Holland just entering it.


Grendon dry dock.


Now moored opposite the Samuel Barlow at Alvecote.

Keith.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Braunston Turn to Hawkesbury Junction, 22.1 miles, 4 locks 8 hours

Having had a great weekend at the Braunston Historic Boat Rally, we set off this morning, but not for home. 
We are now heading to Glascote to pick up a new set of stern fenders.
The old stables are looking really good these days.


Hillmorton top locks.


A new road bridge across the canal.


Approaching Newbold tunnel.


Leaving Rose Narrowboats at Stretton-on-Fosse.


Stobbart!!


Approaching Sutton Stop.


In Sutton stop lock.


Now moored just north of Hawkesbury junction.

Keith.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Braunston Top Lock to Braunston Turn, 1.8 miles 6 locks

We had a pleasant trip down Braunston locks this morning sharing with a lovely couple on nb Destiny, we all had a good laugh at the antics of the boats coming up the locks.
Approaching Butchers Bridge.


Braunston marina entrance.


Is there a boat show on next weekend?


Now moored next to Ruth & Richard Chamberlain on Mountbatten & Jellicoe.

Keith.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Crick to Braunston Top Lock, 8.5 miles, 7 locks, 2 tunnels

Another pleasant day weather-wise.
Approaching Crick tunnel.


The M1.


Waiting for the lockies to open the Watford locks.


Leaky gates.


Approaching Norton junction.


Approaching Braunston tunnel.


Inside Braunston tunnel.


Now moored above Braunston top lock.

Keith.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Welford Wharf to Crick, 11.5 miles 1 lock.

Pleasant enough day today,  few spits of rain but nothing to write home about.
Passing under the A14.


This little fellow did't even blink as we passed by, they usually disappear in the hedge as we approach.


Now moored opposite Crick Marina.

Keith.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Foxton Locks to Welford Junction, 7.1 miles no locks 1 tunnel.

After an amazing family reunion for us at the Foxton Locks Festival, and helping to clear the site yesterday, we set off this morning, having been at Foxton locks for 12 days, nice to be moving again.
The lovely flowers that Jo's girls brought for her.


Entering Husband Bosworth tunnel. 


Now moored at Welford junction next to Richard & Ruth Chamberlain on Mountbatten & Jellicoe.


After they finished lunch they set off for Crick.

Keith.