Another boat moors next to me on my second night below Stockton Locks and invite me to share the flight with them in the morning with a 9 am start. Suits me fine and they were a very nice couple, heading for the large, annual bank holiday boat show at Crick.
|Looking back down the Stockton flight|
And so I arrive at Calcutt Marina where I have booked a week's mooring to hire a car and go back to the house. Apart from wanting to collect post and check on things, I have to live in the house at least every 60 days to avoid it being classed as unoccupied by the insurance company.
I had meant to update the blog while I was at the house but forgot to take the sd card from the camera.
TOTAL: 290 miles; 170 locks (55 broad; 5 large)
Saturday, 17 May 2014
|The aptly named Wood Lock|
|Bascote Locks include a 2 lock staircase|
Newly hatched ducklings not daring to stray more than a few inches from Mum. By the next day they were starting to be adventurous and learning how to eat.
TOTAL: 286 miles; 160 locks (45 broad; 5 large)
Friday, 16 May 2014
|Aqueduct over the railway in Warwick.|
The change from fairly industrial surroundings in Warwick to its more affluent neighbour, Royal Leamington Spa is obvious.
|And I could not resist a photo of my first cygnets of this year.|
7 miles; 5 locks (5 broad)
TOTAL: 283 miles; 153 locks (38 broad; 5 large)