Thursday, 20 September 2012

Lowensford to Lapworth

A cloudier start to the day, but no rain and the cloud has kept the temperature up a bit, still need gloves on though!!!!
It was our lucky day again as all 9 locks up to Lapworth were set in our favour..........but where are all the other boats???   Admittedly we set off just after 8am but we did not see another boat on the move in either direction until we reached Kingswood Junction and then there was one boat coming out of the upper locks.
3 locks up we meet the busy M40, at least I think it is the M40....You lose track of what roads are where unless you need to use them!!!

Lorries galore!

Some of the locks coming up look as if they could do with some tlc.   This one was covered in yellow tape and initially we thought it was around the paddles, but closer inspection revealed the sorry state of the top gate arm.   We used the sani station at the basin, not a soul around...... and then went on to moor round the corner, had our pick of several mooring spots.

Later Geoff walked back to  the junction and did see some boats on the move, this is like Piccidilly Circus compared to our trip up this morning.
2.16 miles, 9 locks, 2hrs 49 min (Including using the sani station!)

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