Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Alvecote to Fazeley

Going back a couple of weeks we set off from the Samuel Barlow pub fairly early and made good time to the top lock at Glascote not seeing another boat on the move. On reaching Glascote we could just make out tape all around the lock so we moored up on the visitor moorings and walked down to take a look. 

CRT had drained the pound between the two locks as the culvert in the top lock was blocked and they needed access to try and clear it. The culvert has collapsed and the bricks and debris were pushed and pulled from top and bottom to clear it. They soon re-filled the pound and we were on our way again.

Pound re-filled and we were on our way again

We stopped for a few days on the visitor moorings just before the junction, the huge fir trees have been cut down and it is now quite open and bright, we have never stopped in that section before as it has always seemed dark. Come Monday morning there was a bit of noise from the saw mill opposite, but nothing too bad. Whilst there we had a visit from Kev Maslin who was picking up a pen he had purchased, we spent a lovely hour or so with him. It was nice to meet the person known for all the lovely photos he posts on Facebook.

On 23rd December we moved around the corner opposite Peels Wharf ready for Enterprise to pick us up as we were hiring a car to get down to Jess and Lee in Poole for Christmas.

Opposite Peels Wharf

3.75 miles and 2 locks
Total 569.25 miles and 390 locks

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