We continued with the beautiful scenery and a gently meandering canal.
We had to wait at the first lock as there were two boats coming up.
|A bit of a tight squeeze as one was a large working boat|
|Will he...won't he...|
|very little room on the lock landing|
|There are some very pretty bridges on this section|
|and here we have Top Half Mile Lock........unsurprisingly half a mile further on we had Bottom Half Mile lock......|
|Not a very considerate mooring right on a narrow bend|
|Aah......it was his tender.......somewhat large methinks.......do you have to have a licence for a tender?????|
|Some bovine assistance...good job Geoff was doing the locks!!|
We have now lost the delightful countryside and have reached urbanisation.........
A 10-15 min walk through a pleasant park brings us to shops and a Tesco superstore so all was not lost.
A really early start is planned for tomorrow as it promises to be even hotter than today and I found today was too hot for me at times..... Onward towards Leicester......on our own this time, we shall miss Epiphany however hope they will catch up with us in a few days.
Total distance:4.36 miles