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Friday, August 30, 2019

Hillmorton Locks to Braunston, 7.5 miles 3 locks

Windy trip today.
Approaching Hillmorton bottom lock.

Different view of Braunston church.

Now moored by Braunston Turn.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

North of Hawkesbury Junction to Just Below Hillmorton Locks, 15.2 miles 1 lock.

Moved a bit closer to Hawkesbury junction to fill up with water.

I wonder what the new livery will be like?

Approaching Stretton stop.

Approaching Newbold tunnel. We stopped briefly after Masters Bridge for a food shop at Tesco's.

Now moored below Hillmorton locks


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Atherstone to Near Hawkesbury Junction, 10.6 miles 5 locks

Much better run up the top 5 Atherstone locks this morning.

We stopped briefly in Nuneaton for shopping and lunch in the George Eliot Hotel (not the hospital).
Nuneaton town hall.

Now moored just north of Hawkesbury junction.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Alvecote to Kings Head, Atherstone, 6 miles 6 locks

Was going well till we joined the queue at the bottom Atherstone lock. took 2hrs 50mins to do the 1st 6 locks!
A passenger.

Very, very, very, very long freight train.

It was carrying cars and vans, it went on forever.

We moored up in the long pound just below  the Kings Head canal-side pub. We did a bit of shopping in Atherstone whilst here, 
but we were too late for the market.


Friday, August 23, 2019

Boats Assembled

The boats are now all assembled at Alvecote marina for the Bank Holiday weekend.


Friday, August 16, 2019

Hartshill to Alvecote Marina, 8.6 miles 11 locks

A very dull day and drizzly to boot.
Hartshill yard.

We had a passenger.

Atherstone locks done.

Now moored opposite The Samuel Barlow, Alvecote marina.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Onley Wood Bridge to Hartshill Yard, 26.5 miles ,4 locks, 1 tunnel,

A chilly start to the day at 7:30am and a small amount of rain, but it soon brightened and warmed up as we went along.
Leaving Hillmorton locks.

Orange canal water, just like on my model railway!

Jo walking the gunwhale.

Newbold tunnel.

Leaving Hawkesbury junction.

Now moored at Hartshill yard.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Braunston to Onley Wood Bridge No.79, 4.6 miles no locks

As it was raining this morning I took the bus into Daventry to see if I could get our mini hub sorted, but no joy.
After lunch the rain stopped so we moved a short distance out of Braunston to Onley Wood Bridge No79 on the north Oxford Canal.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Long Itchington to Braunston, 11 miles 13 locks.

A good run this morning up through Stockton locks in 1hr 30mins! Nearly every one was in our favour which helps.
Approaching Wigram's Turn.

WE always know when we are approaching Braunston when we can see the church.

Now moored near Braunston turn.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Saltisford to Long Itchington, 10.2 miles 12 locks

This morning we set off on our Autumn cruise.
The 2nd Cape lock.

Crossing the River Avon.

Crossing the railway.

No one moored at the Lidl moorings, so we pulled to do a food shop.

Passing through Leamington Spa.

We stopped briefly at Radford Semele for lunch before tackling the locks.

We met up with this boat and we shared the last few locks with them.

Now moored at Long Itchington before the 2 pubs, we popped into the Two Boats for a pint each.