So three days ago we ended up with both boats unexpectedly at Alvecote Marina, following the failure to pit them in the dry dock at Grendon for blacking, as planned.
|Glascote top lock.|
So we have decided with the boats to far from home to realistically work on them. we might as well do a lottle bit of boating while we can.
So having relocated Sickle into the marina moorings at Alvecote, we set off quite late in the day with Flamingo.
|1971, 1 think. Brother Mike steering, my late brother Pete at the parapet wall.|
I first boated over the Tame Aqueduct in, I think, 1971, on a hire boat holiday with my mum and my 2 brothers. Some 47 yeras on it still looks remarkably the same, (though I admit it is now in colour!)
Alvecote Marina to Tame Aqueduct
Miles 3.3, Locks: 2
Total Miles both boats: 106.2, Total Locks both boats: 45