(Retrospective Post for Thursday 9th August
There's not a lot to report really, other than how unbelievably busy the first half of today was.
|Wide beam boat restricting a canal never designed for them.|
|Flamingo down the locks first.|
|It's hard to get a 72 foot boat out of this lock if a boat is moored there.|
|Bringing Sickle down separately.|
We had intended to carry on from Hillmorton to either Brownsover, (Rugby Visitor Moorings), or Newbold. However everywhere was so busy that we rather doubted we would find good moorings that allowed a 72 foot and a 40 foot boat to find a space close together. So we decided to stay put at Hillmorton, where we were on a reasonable spot, with both boats together.
Braunston to Hillmorton
Miles per boat: 8.0, Miles both boats: 16.0, Locks: 6
Total Miles both boats: 36.6, Total Locks both boats: 19