Friday, 26 June 2009

An easier day….

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.



  1. Bridge 61 at Foxton is always an attractive prospect when moored at Foxton but the place will be heaving at the weekends...

  2. Sorry you couldn't find somewhere to moor - you chose the wrong day, we've had the place to ourselves all weekend!

    Hope to catch up with you again some time x

  3. Lesley

    Foxton not too bad, Bridge 61 good as ever.


    Cest la vie.
    I'm sure we will meet up again some time, the bloggers world seems to be a small one!!

    Roger & Pip


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