It took a while, but they were soon gleaming and shiny again.
Then as we had a long run with no locks, I took down some of the curtains to put in the washing machine, now the brass rails there needed a polish, back to the brasso!
I put the crochet lace in to soak too, this job is getting bigger..........
Whilst the curtains were down, the glass better be cleaned, and the gutter bit that has collected a winter's worth of muck, that's a lot better.
Oh, "hang spring cleaning"! It's time for a cuppa, the sun is shining, we're nearly at Blisworth now, I'll take a turn at steering. There'll be more to do inside tomorrow.
We know this stretch well as when we first had Tacet and before we moved aboard, she was moored at Blisworth Tunnel boats, so our journeys all started and ended here.
Stoke Bruerne, top lock, canal cottages and museum
Very soon we were through the long tunnel, didn't meet anyone else today and we tied up, for a quick lunch and walk round the village before going down the locks.
half-way down the locks
mosaics under the ugly concrete road bridgeAt the bottom lock we met nb Albert and fellow bloggers Steve and Maggie, a cheery wave as we passed by. Good to see you. Tonight we are moored again in the peace and quiet of the Northamptonshire countryside, what could be better?
Stowe Hill - Yardley Gobion
12.5 miles, 7 locks, 1 tunnel