Friday, 18 March 2016

Towards Gayton

We left Crick on Tuesday the weather was overcast but warm. 
We made our way to Watford locks and as we approached the lock keeper opened the lock and we went straight in. The lock keeper stayed with us all the way down and we were soon through the 7 locks and heading to Norton Junction where we turned left towards the Buckby Flight of locks. We went down the first lock and moored at a very nice spot near Anchor Cottage which does wonderful canal art. We brought our Barrel and flower tub for here when we started our adventure it was good to chat with Alison again.
Double Locks Big Gates

Scarey Sites

Jules Fuels & Barge On Bank

Wednesday we untied and carried on down the remaining 6 remaining  locks and as these are double locks it took me awhile to get into the routine of working them.
We quickly moored at Weedon and went to Tesco Express to get some provisions.
We were quite quickly down the locks and cruised on to Stowe Hill Wharf as we needed to fill with diesel.
Stowe Hill Wharf is the home of Rugby Boat Sales where we brought Tacet 2 years ago. It was good to see Steve and Dominic again. We filled with diesel 54.9 ppl cheapest we found all year.
We moored just round from the wharf opposite the caravan site. Thursday we set about doing a bit of cleaning of Tacet me doing the outside and Sharon the inside. I got the best deal as it was a beautiful sunny day.
Eddy Helping  Whilst enjoying The Sun
Friday we set off towards Gayton and although the weather was overcast we had a lovely short cruise and moored up for the evening.
Jules Fuels With Ryan At The helm

Sculptor Historic Narrowboat
Tomorrow we will go to Stoke Bruerne.

Time Travelled Tuesday 15th March  4.5 Hrs Distance Travelled  4.5 Miles 7 single Locks 1 Double. Crick  Tunnel 1528 yrds
Time Travelled Wednesday 16th Time Travelled 3 Hrs  Distance Travelled 5 Miles 6 locks, 
Time Travelled Friday 18th 2.5 Hrs  Distance Travelled 6 Miles.

Total Distance Travelled 1132.5 Miles    

214 Locks (Broad ) 551 single locks and 22 tunnel's, 10 Massive Lock
Total Tunnel length 16859 yards   

Total Time 603.5 hours  

We Are Loving it So Much But The End Is Near .

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to add your comment