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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.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Aylestone to Kilby Bridge. 5.9 miles 9 locks.

A little light drizzle when we set off this morning, but it didn't last and we ended up with a very pleasant morning run.
King's lock tearooms is never open when we pass by!


We even shared a couple of locks with these volunteers on the work-boat. They are taking it to Crick to use to set up the bridge over the canal for the Crick boat show.


Now moored at Kilby Bridge.

Keith.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Mountsorrel to Aylestone, 12.5 miles 11 locks

Drizzle all day today, so being aware how the River Soar can rise following rain I thought it best to press on through Leicester.




Now moored above Aylestone Mill lock and on the Grand Union Canal Leicester section.

Keith.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Barrow upon Soar to Mountsorrel, 2 miles 1 lock

Very short hop this morning to Mountsorrel, where we have never stopped before, so we have time this year so we have. 😛

Railway bridge below Mountsorrel.


Approaching Mountsorrel lock.


Now moored above Mountsorrel lock. Briefly chatted to Beryl McDowall at the lock as we came up whilst she was working on painting bollards.


Moored opposite nb Wasp.

Keith.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Kegworth to Barrow upon Soar, 9.7 miles 4 locks.

Cold and drizzly today.
typical River Soar scene.


Approaching Bishop Meadow lock.


Approaching Loughborough lock.


Loughborough.


Approaching Barrow Deep lock.


Now moored above Barrow Deep lock.

Keith.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Langley Mill to Kegworth Deep Lock, 14.9 miles 18 locks 9 hours.

Strange sort of day weather-wise, started off OK, but we did have some showers throughout the morning, but they disappeared for the afternoon.
We winded at the present terminus of the Cromford canal.


Approaching Langley Mill lock, alongside which we had been moored.


Trent lock and the end of the Erewash canal.


Briefly back across the River Trent and onto the River Soar.


Very close to East Midlands Airport.


Now moored above Kegworth Deep lock, after a long 9 hour day.

Keith.