Sunday, 3 July 2016

Norton Junction

Our mooring by bridge 9 on the Leicester Line was visually pleasant, but did suffer a little from the low drone of the nearby M1 motorway. We were only about a ten minute cruise to the top of Watford Locks.



Even before we got up we heard three boats pass us heading for the flight, so we did not rush, enjoying breakfast before setting off. On arrival at the locks the three boats were still there, waiting, so we were number four in the queue. Checking in with the volunteer lock keeper, he informed us he was letting six boats up before we could descend. We were in for a wait, and our place in the queue had us directly beneath the damp and gloomy motorway bridge. Our total time down the flight of seven locks, including the waiting period, was about two hours. We continued on, passing Watford Gap services and arrived at our usual spot about 100 yards prior to the junction with the Grand Union Canal. It was quite busy, but we found a spot to shoehorn ourselves into, then it was off to the New Inn for a Sunday roast.

Totals 3 Miles 7 Locks

Running total 168 Miles 119 Locks 10 Tunnels

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