Thursday, 14 April 2016

Stoke Bruerne day 2

At 0930 this morning we set off for the top lock. A boat had just passed us and we would join them for the long journey that lay ahead, ( 2 locks and about 400 yards ). 

                                                      Approaching the top lock.

                                 Waiting in the pound with the Navigation Inn in the background.

Once through the second lock we said goodbye to our locking partners as they headed off towards the remainder of the flight, and their eventual destination in London. The mooring in this pound is restricted to 7 days and is fairly shallow in places, but we managed to find a spot where we could get in, and also line up the satellite dish. We plan to stay here now until after the weekend. For lunch we visited the Boat Inn above the top lock, and then after we walked back towards the Blisworth Tunnel. The huts by the entrance are now put to use by a blacksmith, and also an artist creating stained glass items. We also spotted a novel use for any old shipping containers lying around......turn them into boats.


It was then back to the boat before the forecast rain arrived, and to work out our itinerary for the next few days.

                                           Our new mooring at Stoke Bruerne.

Totals 400 Yards 2 Locks 

Running total 41 Miles 34 Locks 3 Tunnels

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