(Retrospective Post for Thursday 21st June)
|Setting off from our home moorings.|
So we were very keen this year that both boats should make it, if at all possible. We also had one set of canal based friends looking for some festival accommodation, and had invited one of our non canal based friends along as well. To reasonably accommodate everybody going, we needed both back cabins available.
|I set off alone into the tunnel - Flamingo stays behind|
|We managed a pint at the Nelson, but were too late for a meal.|
The only solution to the tunnel problem, however involved us tying up "Flamingo" before the tunnel. I then took "Sickle" through on my own, and tied it up, (and locked it up) at the other end. I then walked back over the top of the tunnel, to rejoin "Flamingo" at the other end, before taking that through, allowing Cath to share the cabin with the dogs. It was a baking hot day, and walking over the tunnel seemed to take a great deal longer than either trip boating through it!
|Nearly there - towards the bottom of Braunston flight.|
High House Wharf, Weedon to Braunston
Miles per boat: 10.5, Miles both boats: 21.0, Locks: 13