Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sniffing to Braunston

We got up early with sore throats and sniffy noses, but felt alright to cruise. We had kept the fire in last night but to be honest we didn't need it as it was quite mild. After cleaning the roof we set off and soon got to Hillmorton Locks..
There was a boat in one of the locks when we arrived but both were in our favour and the guy had opened the other gates for us, nice fella!!
We sailed through the locks and got the other locks ready for him, helping him to the top as he was a single handler..
We then put on the washing machine and cruised for the next two hours towards Braunston. Don't know how this guy is going to turn up here as he won't fit through the single locks..
We love this part of the canal as it gets out into the countryside and is so quiet this time of year, we have only passed two boats... It's even better when you have a lovely hot Mulled wine in one hand and a mince pie in the other, bliss!!!!
We arrived at Braunston at 1.00pm and Al walked up the shop with a card to post, Del did the brasses.
It was nearly dark before she got back due to the fact she bumped into Graham and Jill on n.b. Matilda Rose. We still feel a bit bunged up so we would be watching a bit of telly tonight and going to bed early..

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