Lived on-board Hadar

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Sunday, June 09, 2019

T'other Side of Bridge 60.

This afternoon we moved through Bridge 60 and winded at the inclined plane arm, reversed back to a water point, topped up the tank, then returned to our allocated mooring lock side of Bridge 60 ready for the Foxton Locks Festival.

Keith.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Welford to Foxton Locks, 8.4 miles 1 lock

Jo busy painting gunnels yesterday.


The newly painted bow and on of the four new anodes fitted. The last four have lasted 12 years.


All finished.



Refilling the dock this morning.


Goodbye to the dry dock.


Approaching Welford lock and the first lot of new blacking will come off.


Approaching Husbands Bosworth tunnel, we met one boat in the tunnel so took of some more new blacking.


Now moored at Bridge 60 above Foxton locks.

Keith.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Welford Junction to Welford Dry Dock, 1.4 miles 1 lock

This  morning we moved up the Welford Arm.
Approaching Welford lock.


We were soon in the dry dock with the water being pumped out.


Once the water was wade-able Les jet washed the grime off.
This is the 1st time I haven't done it myself. Les is also going to do the blacking for us, again the 1st we have never done it ourselves.

Keith.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Top of Foxton Locks to Welford Junction, 7 miles no locks

This morning Jo applied a 2nd coat of paint to the roof, hatches and bow. We were expecting a food delivery at the road junction between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, good thing were arrived there early as he arrived at 2:40pm!
We then moved odd in the dry, but on the other side of Husbands Bosworth tunnel it was raining.
Now moored at Welford junction.

Keith.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Clarke's Bridge to Bridge 60 Top of Foxton Locks, 1.52 miles, 10 locks 2 swing-bridges

Earlyish start this morning for 1st locking up Foxton locks.
Approaching Foxton swing-bridge.


Temporarily moored at Foxton Locks Inn waiting for the boat coming down the locks.


Halfway up the locks.


Now moored other side of Bridge 60 top of Foxton locks.

Keith.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Foxton Locks to Market Harborough, 5.69 miles 2 swing-bridges no locks

Quick hop back to Market Harborough, chilly start but warmed up by the time we go to Union Wharf.


Now moored just outside Union Wharf.

Keith.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Welford to Foxton Locks Inn, 8.8 miles 11 locks

We said farewell to Welford this morning amidst warm sunshine.
Welford lock.


We met 4 boats coming the other way in Husband Bosworths tunnel.


Now moored at Foxton junction.

Keith.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Welford Junction to Welford, 1.39 miles 1 lock.

Another amazingly sunny and warm morning.
Welford lock.


Approaching the winding hole at Welford dry dock.


Having winded me moored temporarily on the service mooring awaiting other boats to move from our allocated slot for the weekend.


Temporarily moored on our allocated slot, awaiting Cepheus to arrive as they are mooring against the bank and we will moor alongside them.


This afternoon Cepheus arrived and slipped inside us, so we are now both safely moored up for the weekends celebration of the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Welford Arm.




Keith.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Top of Foxton Locks to Welford Junction, 6.98 miles no locks

More sunshine today as we approached Husbands Bosworth tunnel.


The entrance to the new North Kilworth marina.


Now moored at Welford junction.

Keith.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Market Harborough to Top of Foxton Locks, 6.1 miles 10 locks

Very sunny trip today.
The new Bridge 14 from the other side.


Foxton swing-bridge. When we arrived it was broken but I soon had a temporary fix done to get us through.


Foxton swing footbridge.


Ascending Foxton locks.


Waiting in the middle pound for the descending boats to pass.


Now moored above the locks.

Keith.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Gallows Hill to Union Wharf, Market Harborough, 3.5 miles no locks

Wall to wall sunshine this morning.


Warm, sunny, something wrong here!


The new Bridge 14.


Winded at Union Wharf.


Now moored on the visitor mooring at Union Wharf, Market Harborough.

Keith.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Foxton Locks to Gallows Hill, 2 mile 2 swing-bridges no locks

What a lovely warm sunny evening for a cruise.
Foxton swing-bridge negotiated.


Sunny evening view.


Now moored at Gallows Hill.

Keith.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Kilby Bridge to Foxton Locks Inn, 10.1 miles 12 locks.

Good run today, we seemed to dodge to passing showers.
Leaky lock walls, just at engine room height!


Spinney lock, Newton Harcourt.


We stopped briefly below Taylor's Turnover lock so I could visit Fox Transfers in Kibworth to lick up some custom made transfers I had negotiated for my working narrowboats on my model railway. Tepees alongside Taylor's Turnover lock.


We had these nice folks joins as we set off from below Turner's Turnover lock for the last 3 locks.


Saddington tunnel.


Now moored at Foxton Locks Inn.

Keith.