Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Back at Devizes
Monday dawned wet and windy again so we were not inclined to move early. A gentle day reading , TV etc and then we set off about 3pm, watered etc and completed the 7 locks to get us to the bottom of the 16. Hamilton Young with Alan and Angie aboard were already there poised for the off at 8 am when the locks opened. We have been bumping into them (not literally) since we were on the Oxford so now we were to share the Caen Flight.
Waiting to climb the Caen Flight
Petroc's new instant mini garden
Just before 8 on Tuesday morning the lock keeper appeared and most of the locks were set. I t was an extremely pleasant climb up, much easier than we had anticipated and only a small shower to blight the day. We had already decided to moor at the Black Horse above lock 47 so we said cheerio to Hamilton Young but no doubt we shall see them again as we seem to have the same vague route in mind.
There is a garden centre right opposite the mooring so I have at last been able to purchase my instant mini garden for the roof of Petroc, much to Geoff's dismay. It has now joined my mini herb garden which Di Fletcher kindly replanted for me this year.