Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Saturday 7 January 2012

Catching Up

On Thursday we left Leamington Spa, the weather was quite windy which brought in turn rain and sun, it didn't hinder us too much and we made our way back along the Grand Union heading back to Napton junction.
Sorry no pictures (see yesteday's post)
7 miles, 11 locks

Yesterday, Friday, as we were setting off to tackle the Stockton locks, nb Freedom came along past us, so we had help up the wide locks. .We have pictures too, as I found my old camera, which doesn't take such good pictures as the Panasonic, but with the battery charged up, it was soon ready to go...

Pauline and Ian on the boats, Anthony and me working the locks. As these locks fill so quickly we were at the top of the 8 locks in an hour.

The lock cottages at the top are good sized houses, I guess built as part of the upgrading of the Grand Union Canal in the 20's and 30's.

a memorial bench

with little doorways that open up to show a plaque

At Calcutt, Pauline and Anthony stopped looking for fuel. It was such a beautiful sunny day so we carried on up the 3 locks and onto Napton.
looking over the marina at Calcutt

back down the cut

shop and Calcutt boat hire centre at the top of the locks

We moored up at Napton at lunchtime and after refuelling ourselves we went to explore the village....
up the hill.
village school

one of the Bible verses set in the wall of the school building

Napton Church

up close to the Windmill

and rond the other side

the view from the top

And a super sunset to end the day.

4 miles, 10 locks

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