Friday, 7 October 2016

Redeemed by a box of Liquorice Allsorts!

Not such a bright start to the day but considerably milder and NO RAIN.

This is the 3rd day in a row of lots of locks........if we hadn't wanted to get back to Cornwall to prepare for the visit of grandchildren we would no doubt have taken a day of rest in between!!

Today was our 44th Wedding anniversary and I had remembered!!  Geoff had failed but was able to redeem himself when he walked to the village store for the paper.........they sold cards and miraculously had a large box of my favourite Liquorice Allsorts

We thought our luck was in as we were joined at the first lock out of Long Itchington by a hire boat with a big crew.....however after the second lock they were stopping at the pub for their cooked breakfast.  We continued on our solitary way but the locks were all set in our favour and we took it gently.  We managed the first 10 locks in just about 2 hours and then cruised very slowly to the junction whilst we had a very welcome coffee and scones.......

Couldn't see the kitchen sink! 
Just the 3 Calcutt locks after that and a run along to bridge 100 (about 1.5 miles outside Braunston) where we planned to moor for the night.  Once again alone in the locks......we picked up a boat ahead  as we passed Ventnor Farm Marina but sadly he turned into Calcutt marina......C'est la vie

Total distance:7.70 miles 
Elapsed time:4h43m21s
Average speed:1.63 mph (4.38 lock/mph) 

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