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.
I hope you will join me in my rambles and do please comment – I love to hear from and meet new people in blogland!
Monday, 14 February 2011
From Crick to Downton Bridge.
We headed off from our weekend mooring at Crick and through Crick tunnel to the winding hole by the M1 motorway bridge just above Watford locks. The motorway was jam packed with lorries and cars all going at a snails pace, so something was amiss. We then returned through the tunnel and passed by The Moorings, which was called Edwards (CLICK). It is still run by the same people. We continued on to Downton Bridge 36, a new mooring for us, but a pleasant surprise as it is deep and has rings, ticks all the boxes, with excellent views across the Avon valley towards Stanford Reservoir and South Kilworth. The other side of the canal is the site of the medieval village of Downton, but no sign of Downton Abbey!
I can honestly say it has been a wonderful day's cruising. I managed to sell 4 bags of coal and a bottle toilet blue, so not a total waste of time. Tomorrow we will be heading for Welford.
Chat soon xx