Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sojourn at Sunset.

Last night we were treated to probably one of the best sunsets we have seen for some time. We watched it unfold from the sun disappearing below the horizon to a fiery red glow reflected neatly in the canal.

Granny Buttons NZ 234 A glorious sunset over the canal at Branston.

As we have time to spare we decided that our present mooring was an ideal place to hang out for 24 hours. Mid morning we set out for a stroll around Branston Water Park with a detour down to Tatenhill lock where we helped a hire boat lock up. Chatting to the crew they are planning to buy an Aqualine boat and have already booked a berth at the new Marina in Northampton.

Granny Buttons NZ 240 Off on a trek around a private fishing lake owned by the local brick works.

While down by the canal we trekked off down another track which took us around a privately owned fishing lake. At the end of the bridlepath was a sign stating Monastery and Moorings. We were unsure where this would take us so retreated back to the canal.

Granny Buttons NZ 238Tattenhill lock. No lock keeper here unfortunately. The lock cottage is now privately owned.

As Andrew has now secured a mooring at Mercia Marina we will head in there tomorrow. Depending on what our transport arrangements turn out to be, we will be heading back to March on Wednesday or Thursday.

Granny Buttons NZ 239 Restored BW working boat at Tattenhall Lock

1 comment:

Geoff and Mags said...

Hi Both
We're at B24a, just W of Willington tonight. Will see you tomorrow in the village. If we're still here when you get here give us a toot.