Saturday, 1 August 2015

Whilton to Bugbrooke

Yesterday Glen of Elite Furnishing turned up, did a final measure up, we re-checked the fabrics and the sofa has now been ordered. Only problem is we have to wait 6-8 weeks as they are made to order. Never mind, as the old saying goes ... Good things come to those who wait ... 

This morning before we set off I took Dudley for his morning stroll back up to the locks, a hire boat had past us yesterday and gone up the locks at 9:20pm, it was almost dark and not a good time to be starting a flight, they had left the top gates open and due to leaky bottom gates the pound between 12 and 13 was very low, the lock was only half full and at times yesterday we had noticed water coming over the gates so a lot of water has been wasted from the pound. I closed the gates and walked to the next one, the level wasn't too bad here so the gates were obviously not leaking as much. I didn't go on any further as we wanted to be away early.

This was full yesterday

Hopefully won't take too long to refill 

We passed a few boats on the move, a couple of them typically at bridge holes. We stopped off at one of James' timber suppliers who are actually just off the canal, so we had a nice stroll up there and a good look around. James was also after a particular wood which they didn't have in the shop so they went to their workshop and cut some for him, very helpful.

In the workshop

I noticed this old post box on the way back to LJ
After a bit of lunch we continued the short way to Bugbrooke. The moorings opposite the pub were full so we stopped just after, there are only two other boats here, when we've been down this way before it has always really busy.

Love this tent

Moored at Bugbrooke

7.5 miles and 0 locks
TOTAL 381 miles and 379 locks

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