Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Up the Junction

After an uneventful night, no loud crashes or tidal waves from falling willow trees, we pulled pins and headed for Kingswood Junction and beyond.

Compared to previous days there were a lot of boats on the move, probably because the weather was better. Progress was slow but we made it to Kingswood in reasonable time and then cut through the Lapworth Link to the Grand Union. We have decided to head 'straight' back to Watford as the long range weather forecast doesn't encourage us to plan any lengthy detours. So it is Grand Union all the way with the possibility of a trip down the Aylesbury Arm when we get there.

We moored for the night about a mile beyond the junction, ending up a mere 1.4 miles as the crow flies from where we moored last night. This is because the Stratford and Grand Union Canals run almost parallel to each other at this point.

Today's journey 3 miles and 9 locks

So far this year we have travelled 358.5 miles, 312 locks, 34 lift bridges and 12 tunnels

Since Ray retired we have travelled 1089.2 miles, 959 locks, 55 swing bridges, 38 lift bridges and 37 tunnels

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