Thursday, 30 June 2011

Tardebigge done…

well almost!  We enjoyed it so much we thought we’d leave the top lock until tomorrow – the moorings are better here.  We were the first boat up this morning, and did the 29 locks in 4 hours exactly.  We thought that wasn’t too shabby, considering there are only the two of us – all the locks were either empty, or we met someone coming down. 

SDC10863Entering the first lock at 7.20 am

SDC10864Ok, bored now

SDC10865Half way

SDC10866Really, really bored now!

SDC10867My friend, the robin, watching me work

SDC10868Nice views from up here

SDC10869Just a few more

SDC10870Tardebigge Reservoir, just visible through a break in the trees

SDC10871Big paddle gear, used to empty the pound into the reservoir

SDC10872Now moored a little way below the top lock

2.1 miles and 29 locks


June 2011 – 98 miles and 127 locks

2011 Year to date – 500.3 miles and 384 locks

1 comment:

  1. Well done, you deserve a beer! Only problem is the pub is at the bottom unless the other one has re-opened! Everyone we meet keeps saying how quiet it is, we thought that we would meet loads of boats coming from Braunston on Monday we saw 2 all day! Where you are moored we had to squeeze in when we got up, so shows that its quiet!


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