Sunday, 25 January 2009

Is she Psychic?

0 Locks, 4 Miles. Now moored at Newbold.

As we needed to visit Clifton Cruisers for mail and Tesco’s for food we thought that we might as well cruise up there and do some washing all in one go. We finished up staying overnight at Brownsover as it was late in the day when we set off and continued on up to Newbold this morning.

The visit to Clifton Cruisers was to collect a new Canon camera that Dot had ordered from She claimed that they were on special and too good a deal to miss. She then spent yesterday afternoon setting it all up. Today after mooring up at Newbold we went for a walk to have a look at the old canal bed and tunnel mouth from when the canal was straightened back in the 19th century.

Bricked up old Newbold tunnel entrance.

Original brickwork on the roof of the old tunnel looks fine still.

It was while trying to photograph some of this that Dot’s old camera decided to stop working and just make a whirring noise when the button was pressed. Since returning to the boat and much messing around the old camera has returned to life but it could be short lived.

Dot actually got the camera from daughter Tracey when she replaced it after it was trodden on in South Africa and it lost the use of the screen, consequently no setting or what ever could be changed but it did still work and has served this blog well. Dot dropped her previous Canon camera in the cut at Blisworth over 12 months ago so she has done well with the replacement. So what prompted Dot to buy a new camera at this time?

1587 locks, 3331 miles, 53 Tunnels, 43 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

1 comment:

Ken said...

Hi Derek & Dot,

Great shots of the old tunnel, We were there on Holiday in June. Best Holiday of my life. I will follow this leg of your travels closely.

Ken Averill