Sunday, 13 April 2014

Back to Foxton

On Friday we pulled pins at 09.40 at Welford junction and soon passed the site of the new marina at North kilworth. They have cut the hedge down and are now preparing to dig out the marina. I just hope they have done their research as there seem to be a lot of new marinas opening and I'm not sure where all the boats will come from to fill them.

12 04 14 006Not long after we entered the Husbands Bosworth tunnel. Its only 1170 yards long and apart from a bit of water leaking through the roof at the far end it was a fairly dry passage through.

12 04 14 041We were really lucky to pick up this beautiful rural mooring with open views over the Leicestershire countryside and with the Laughton Hills behind us it has to be one of the best moorings we have ever had. It wasn't long before Curly got all her craft work out which was kindly given to her by Lesley and Gordon who we met on their Narrow boat at Welford junction .(Hope to meet up with both of you again). It kept her busy for most of the day.

12 04 14 053                                                                         Chilling with a small glass of the red stuff. (picture by Curly)

12 04 14 085What a cracking mooring ,miles from anywhere and hardly any people walking the towpath, just the way we like it .The evenings are still a bit nippy so we still light the fire every night.

to foxton 001We spent Saturday sat still chilling then on Sunday we pulled pins at 08.30 and headed for the top lock on the Foxton Flight. We filled with water at the top and then being the first boat on the locks went straight into the lock and started our descent.

to foxton 005                 Carolyn working the paddles. Remember.. Red before white and you will be alright . White before red you'd wish you were dead.

to foxton 029                                As Curly hasn't been here before we showed her how the incline plane worked. Above is Curly understanding how it all worked.

We are now moored below the locks and are preparing for Inca to go into Debdale marina on Monday to have her bottom and sides grit blasted and blacked.

                                                                                        Happy Days

PS    5 years ago today i gave up smoking…. but i still often want one !!!   but I'm not going to have one.


  1. Wozie nb Oakfield14 April 2014 at 00:16

    Congratulations on completing a year aboard and also blogging about your travels.
    I enjoy reading about your adventures accompanied by some great photos.
    Looking forward to your next write up when you are in Debdale, as we are contemplating doing the same.

  2. Hi Wozie Thanks for the comment. We have passed you a few times and not met yet , so hope to meet up with you on our travels.Will update on Incas progress in Debdale on the blog.....Gary & Carolyn