Monday, 28 September 2015


Well yesterday as planned we had a Sunday roast at 'The Folly', Napton on the Hill. We were not disappointed, large portions of excellent food, and a great setting by the inglenook fire. This morning we got up twice. The first occasion was at the ungodly hour of 0315, to witness the celestial extravaganza that had been much reported.


Not so much a blood red, more a rusty brown super moon, but with crystal clear skies we had a good view, with the remainder of the sky filled with stars. Then back to bed, to await our second alarm at a more agreeable 0800 hrs. It was a glorious morning, with the sun shining through the mist hanging over the water. We prepared the boat for departure and just as we were untying, a hire boat passed by to be ahead. The six locks would now be against us. Fortunately, one of the hire crew was on the ball, and as they exited each lock he turned it in our favour before jogging off to rejoin his boat. Our descent was therefore fairly easy. At the bottom lock we filled with water, before setting off again for a leisurely, estimated 3 hour cruise through the Warwickshire countryside. On arrival at Flecknoe we found our spot free, half way between bridges 101 and 100. This is a quiet rural spot so we will stay put till Wednesday when will aim for either Braunston, or maybe even Norton Junction. We really are only a hop skip and a jump away, from our winter waters on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal.

Totals 6 Miles 6 Locks

Running total 604 Miles 294 Locks 19 Tunnels

1 comment:

  1. Nice to get your update and what a fantastic photo.