Thursday, 8 October 2015

Welford Junction

Having spent three days in the marina reacquainting ourselves with neighbours and friends, it was time to set off again. We slipped away from our berth in warm autumn sunshine and turned right from the marina onto the cut. We had decided to aim for Foxton by Sunday, as the Foxton Locks Inn serves an excellent carvery. An hour and a half into our journey we arrived at a favoured mooring near bridge 28. During last winter, the Canal and River Trust were conducting dredging operations in the area, and they used the fields here to spread the dredged mud. It looked like a bomb site whilst they were doing it, but now, 8 months later the area has recovered and it is once again a picturesque spot. We pulled in for a brief lunch stop and allowed Oscar to stretch his legs. Although tempted to stay put, after lunch we set off again now aiming for Welford Junction. As we rounded the bend towards the straight section of moorings, we saw that there we already a few boats in situ. Preferring some solitude we reversed back aided by the use of the bow thruster to a spot we had just passed that looked promising.


We will only be staying here one night but this may become our preferred spot when visiting Welford Junction in future.

Totals 8 Miles

Running total 624 Miles 307 Locks 21 Tunnels

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