This morning, we rose rather late and made our way towards Norton Junction, to turn left and head northwards up the Leicester Arm of the Grand Union. After a short wait at the bottom of Watford Locks (Watford as in Watford Gap - a small town in Northants, not the ugly town in Hertfordshire; although, the Grand Union does pass through that one!), our progress up the staircase was smooth - and in very much more clement weather than our outward trip down it!
A quick lunch, and then on to Crick Tunnel (1528 yards), and back to Yelvertoft Marina. Grace had a tough time, getting Kantara into the narrow entrance in a significant cross-wind, but she did avoid hitting Moody Cow as Kantara slid into our mooring. 11 lock miles in six hours! The pace of life on the canals is not fast! ( 30 miles, 26 locks)
And now we have a week of jobs to do before the Canal Boat Show next Saturday, and a marina barbecue on the bank Holiday Monday. And then... we shall see!
|erm... a bridge!|
|Rape fields, approaching Yelvertoft|
|Old bullrush flowers looking rather like candyfloss!|
|Just before the marina|