Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Another day of meetings…

We left Kingswood Junction a little later than planned this morning, due to not waking up as early as usual, but we were still on the way by 9 am, scuttling to get going in front of a boat which was filling the lock behind us!  It was a day of sunshine and showers.  We met Dianne and Peter on nb PlanB again, going in the opposite direction, and also Lindsey and Paul on nb Teapot, who Karen and Ian travelled with after we had parted company last summer, and we met at Karen’s 50th birthday party in the winter.  We had a very heavy rain shower about half an hour before we planned to moor, Rog got drenched, but the sun had come out again by the time we got to Wootten Wawen and moored up.  After lunch we went to the Yew Tree Farm Shop and Craft Centre just a short walk away.

SDC10917Rain on the way

SDC10919Yarningale Aqueduct

SDC10920From below – the trough was cast by Horseley Iron Co in 1854

SDC10922Another pretty barrel-roofed cottage at Bucket Lock, extensively extended

SDC10926A tight squeeze exiting Preston Bagot bottom lock

SDC10929Yew Tree Farm Shop and Craft Centre

SDC10931Wooten Hall, a 17th century mansion which once belonged to Mrs Fitzherbert, mistress of George IV

5.6 miles and 18 locks

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