Wednesday, 16 March 2011

wednesday 16th

left Yelvertoff around 10am still foggy soon got to Crick tunnel and got very wet !!!

the end is near

inside wall of tunnel

old dead tree

not long after Crick tunnel we were soon at Watford staircase locks

watford locks

inside one of the locks

lock gates

once through the lock we heading for Welton fields marina where they will give Go For It first service and a once over , before we head south onto Kennet and avon canal. our first trip was 160 miles and we stil enjoy it

tuesday 15th

had a good start in the fog , we followed a boat through Husbands Bosworth tunnel once out the fog cleared a bit .

we meet up with Jo and Keith on nb Hadar they sell coal so we had a few bags of them ,it was really nice to meet up with another blogger and some good coal.
we carried on to just outside Yelvertoft and moor up for the night .

monday 14th march

what a lovely sunrise but frosty this morning Iwent for a walk in the woodland trust the birds were very noisy this morning just sounded like being in a aviary so many different ones even the woodpecker was about very lovely place.
we set of about 9 and went through Saddington tunnel and onto Debdale wharf were we filled up with fuel (very help full give them 100%) and so onto foxton until you come round the corner you do not realise how high you are going to go.we moored at the bottom and Tina went off to find the lock keeper and Terry came down with her to help, he was very helpful and very informative .What must it been like when they said we going to build 10 lock here to go up and down and built it all by hand ??
more photo in picasa photo album( click on link right side of page )

Once we got to the top we stopped and had a bacon bap and hot chocolate and went over to where the Foxton inclined plane was ,that all so must have look good when working .
we left foxton and carried on down  mooring up at Bridge 47  for the night  .I went off for a little walk and saw this wild flower and was not sure what it was so I will ask any off you know ? (photo below)
what do you call this flower ??? (sorry no prizes this time )

sunday 13th march

hi all ,
This is one month since we got our new boat and we are enjoying every minuet of it (apart from when mum broke her ankle) get well soon mum.
we left are morning and fill up with water around 8ish as we had moored up right where a fishing match was taking place .
About half hour in front of us was a hire boat so we knew we would have to empty the lock before we could carry on but what we did not think was we would have to shut lock gates and on one lock close the top paddles which they left open and started to drain the next pound thanks!!!. The water level was down a foot and so i went very slow i could feel the bottom of the canal on the boat in places.
we moored up that night at bridge 73 Fleckney Bridge nice spot over the bridge is a woodland trust which is open for anyone to walk round. could hear a woodpecker at work.
see how low  the canal is

again how low the pound was

spring lambs

Nicola's  boat    ( lol)

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