Thursday, 4 October 2007

End of the run.

4 locks, and 6.5 miles. Now moored at Hertford on the Lea Navigation.

It was a misty morning when we started off this morning. There were a couple of other boats on the move one of which shared a lock with us. Unfortunately they were only going to Ware to do some shopping so we had to do the last 2 locks alone again. The locks and gates on the Lea Navigation are the biggest locks and heaviest gates we have struck to date. Unfortunately only 4 of the locks are electrically operated which make life easier. Part of the problem with the gates is the short balance beams which are offset to the gate.

When we reached the headwater of the river we winded and just squeezed in on the end of the 14 day moorings. A short walk and we found Tesco's to stock up before we attempt the river Stort.


Autumn's arrival?

724 locks, 1020.5 miles, 29 Tunnels, 39 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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