Sunday, 31 August 2014


The Tuesday after the (very wet) Bank Holiday Monday was drier! We moved on through Blisworth Tunnel (3057 yards/2795m).
Blisworth Tunnel South Portal
It seemed to take forever as we had to slow down many times as boats came towards us needing to pass.
Blisworth Tunnel North Portal
We went on towards Gayton and looked very briefly down the Northampton Arm on our way to Bugbrooke, where we stopped for lunch and for a shower.
Then it was on through Weedon Bec and up the Bucky Flight of locks.

Whilton Marina entrance at the foot of the Buckby flight of locks
Again we briefly looked down the Grand Union Leicester Arm of the canal before stopping for the night.
Left to Braunston, right to Leicester

As the signpost says...
Our peaceful mooring for the night, away from the railway and the M1
On Wednesday morning we woke to sunshine and blue skies. Our first action was to pass through the Braunston tunnel (2042 yards/1867m), so not as long as the Blisworth Tunnel and we met fewer on-coming boats.
Braunston Tunnel

The Admiral Nelson on the Braunston Flight
Nearly at the bottom!
And into a hectic Braunston!
Down 6 locks and we were in Braunston in time for lunch and a little bit of food shopping.
We had a look around Braunston Village, the marina and the canal junctions.

The right arm is the start of the old Oxford Canal before it was re-positioned

Double iron bridges - Coventry to the left, Braunston to the right

Judy on the double bridges

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your visit. Good to see you again. Forgot to mention the book!

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