It’s a late set off for us today – were waiting to be joined by Lisa and Alex – who when we were through here last time, we promised a trip out on the boat – So thats what were going to do. It’s useful that the point we need to drop them off is behind us, as it makes for a better run – as we need to go further north to find a winding hole, to turn, and then come back.
Lisa turned up with lunch for us all! – So once that was finished off, its time to move on. We got to bridge 21, where the nearest winding hole is. Once the boat was turned, Anna spotted some of the plants on the tow path that she wanted, so we pulled in, and off everyone got for about 1/2 an hour foraging.
Once on the move once more, its back past more well kept gardens backing onto the canal..
Eventually we got back to Griff Brook Aqueduct where Lisa and Alex departed. We were thinking to stay here tonight, but we have more post to send out, so we need to move onto and find a post office.
I’m not sure if these two are together, but its a wonderful all-wood narrow boat/cruiser.. Not sure if I could handle keeping all that wood varnished and looked after though..
Down past the entrance to the Ashby canal..
Past a few other boats with distinctive names!
It’s a sharp left U turn under the bridge, and on through the stop lock..
And past the location of one of the National Grid substations that is next to the canal – may explain why its difficult to get a signal here!
And onto the mooring for tonight, and possibly tomorrow.