Thursday, 7 November 2013

Off to Crick

We pulled pins from Bugbrooke on Monday morning at 08.50 and started our cruise to Norton junction. The weather was good with sunshine but when we set off it was only 6 degrees.

                                                                  We passed this boat on route , I think he likes his Golf !!!!.

                    When we last passed this boat at Weedon it was starting to sink. Good job they got it out.

 Approaching Whilton and the wind picked up. I had as much trouble controlling Inca in the wind as Carolyn did with controlling her hair.

 After 6 hours of cruising we finally arrived at Norton junction and found this mooring on the Leicester section of the Grand union canal.
 On Wednesday morning we met Jill and Paul from nb Falcon. They were on their way down to Braunston and stopped for a yap as they passed. They are from Devon like us and have been aboard for about a year longer than us. It was good to see you both again and we look forward to meeting up with you  Have a good cruise.

 On Thursday morning we pulled pins at 08.45 and headed towards Crick marina were we are booked in for a week while we go back down to Devon. We soon reached Watford locks and the four staircase locks. This is were there is no pound between the locks and you go from one lock to the next and each lock is filled from a side pound. There is a lock keeper on duty at all times to see you through the locks.

                                                                         These are some of the biggest gates we have ever seen.

After the locks at Watford you soon reach the 1500 yards of the Crick tunnel. We got through without meeting another boat.

Passing ABNB boat sales at Crick you can see nb Dover which was the subject of a TV series several years ago.

We found a mooring outside of Crick marina. We will go into the marina tomorrow and leave Inca in the safety of the marina while we go down to Devon to look after our number one grand daughter Curly.
 Tesco update
We had a phone call from Tesco customer services to apologise for the cock up last week. We ended up with a £15 credit for being messed about..... It should buy two or three bottles of wine.
Happy Days

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