Grand Union Leicester Section – 5 miles – 12 locks – 6 hours
After doing the usual water, rubbish and loo cassette chores this morning, we left Kilby Bridge for a nice easy cruise up the 7 locks to Newton Harcourt, where we planned to moor up for the weekend, and go to the Wistow Rural Centre tomorrow. How wrong we were!! There was nowhere to moor! We found a lovely quiet spot, only to discover 10 minutes later that the railway line ran about 3 yards away up an embankment – we soon moved! The only 4 spaces on the next stretch were already full, but we had a nice suprise when we spotted nb Balmaha. We stopped, mid-cut, to have a chat, and promised to wander back when we had moored up. Unfortunately, we ended up having to go through another 5 locks before we found a spot, so never did go back . It was lovely to meet you both, and we will catch up with you again sometime. We got soaked to the skin (new waterproofs are in order methinks!) and finally moored up on the summit near Fleckney Bridge. We will decide tomorrow whether we will carry on to Foxton, or stay here for the weekend.