Friday, 28 March 2008

Locking In the Snow

17 locks, 5½ miles and 1 Tunnel, Monday moored at Shrewley on Grand Union Canal

We knew we had a long way to go so up early and through the first 2 locks before filling up with water at Lowsonford where we met up with Phil and Pat on Nb Hyperion who were out from Warwick for the weekend. We continued up the Lapworth flight to the junction in the most appalling weather, we havent cruised in the snow before, not the most comfortable. But as we had no heating, what was the difference. We had the small fan heater running in the boat all the time to at least keep the chill of the boat. After reaching Kingswood Junction the weather brightened a bit and we headed south towards the Hatton Flight to be tackled on Tuesday morning. Good satellite signal out in the open, the moorings at the top of the flight was shaded and very muddy so glad we stopped where we did.


Interesting towpath tunnel on the north side of Shrewely Tunnel

1005 locks, 1335½ miles, 40 Tunnels, 41 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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