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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.


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Monday, 1 June 2015

Back at Welford Wharf.

Having enjoyed a nice weekend moored at Bridge 43 near North Kilworth, we moved back to Welford Wharf ready for blacking on Wednesday. We have friends Elaine and David coming to see us tomorrow, so a pub lunch will be on the cards and a good old natter over a pint or two.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Foxton to Bridge No.43 North Kilworth.

A very soggy jaunt today. It rained the whole way. The only dry spell was in Husband Bosworth's tunnel and I was actually inside the boat doing some jobs.
Pulled in pasted Bridge 43 and Keith walked up to see if there were any moorings at Welford Junction, but they were all full, so we are staying put.
I re-lit the stove and lunch was put on to cook. Liver and Onions are sending a wonderful smell throughout the boat. We will stay here for the weekend.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Market Harborough back to Foxton.

Having spent a lovely couple of days in Market Harborough catching up with lots of people we know from when we did the coal run in the area, it was time to move on this morning. So at 8 am we set off back to Foxton.
We arrived at the bottom of Foxton Locks and had a half hour wait before we could set off up the flight. Great run up the hill.
11.40 am we were all tied up for the rest of the day.


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Foxton to Market Harborough.

The Bank Holiday Weekend had it high and low moments. The low moments were the fact that the weather was hot and miss. Saturday and Monday were a hit, but Sunday was a down right miss and we did not trade at all.

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We had friend Ruth and Richard in front of us. On Comfortably Numb. It was lovely to have their company and we did go to Bridge 61 on Friday evening for a drink. Ruth does so wonderful painted ware and Richard rope work.

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This morning it as sods law, the sun was out and it was pleasantly warm. We were ready to descend the locks at 8 am.

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We had a lovely cruise to Market Harborough and arrived at 10.45 am. The day was spent catching up with friends around the town, we have met over the years we did the coal run from Crick to Market Harborough. More catching up tomorrow.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Welford Wharf to Foxton Top Lock.

Last night we had the Mikron Theatre Company boat Tyseley tied up alongside us. They are doing gigs around the area and will soon be out on the boat. The boat looked fantastic with its lovely paint work. Great to chat with Marianne last night.
We left the Welford Arm at 8.25 am and headed for the junction.
Panda's have come to the Welford Arm. Poor thing was rather lonely.
We had a lovely jaunt, pootling along the canal and admiring the Leicestershire countryside. Nothing much had changed until we reached North Kilworth and there is now a hunking great hole in the ground where a new marina is going in. A shame that all the old hedgerow has been ripped out and replaced with a new one, which seems a little odd.
We arrived at the top of the Foxton Locks at 11.30 am and tied up.

It was then time to shut the boat up and go and catch-up with friends. Richard and Ruth are moored in front of us on Comfortably Numb, so we had a good old natter to them, then visited Gary and family at the top lock cafe, where we had a catch-up. After lunch I took Paddy out for his walk and who should be coming up the locks. Jenny and Jim on NB Jolly Roger. So after they moored up Keith and I went and had a coffee with them and again did a lot of catching-up. Everyone is so pleased to see Keith looking so well after his dreadful year last year. We will be spending the weekend trading if the weather is good enough.
Have a great weekend everyone.



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