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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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Friday, 30 August 2013

Rugby to Norton Junction.

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Travelled 14.28 miles, worked 9 locks in a time of 6 hours.

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We left Rugby at 9.30 am having been to Tesco food shopping and we emptied the cassette and got rid of rubbish.

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We passed the Canal and River Trust boys who were very busy.

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We approached Hilmorton Locks.

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One out, and we came in at the bottom of the flight with a volunteer lock keeper there to lend a helping hand.

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I walked to the second lock, past the fantastic cafe.

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Second Lock. It was all like poetry in motion, one down and we came up, nothing better.

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No sooner had we got past Hillmorton Marina, we were in a convoy of four boats.

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The harvest is safely gathered in and the farmers are busy cutting their crops.

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Braunston Church comes into view.

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We stopped off at Midland Chandlers, as I wanted some paint and there was 15% discount till the end of August.

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Onward past the stop house in Braunston and up the locks with NB Dragonfly.

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Gates open ready for two boats waiting to go down.

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New raised paths along the towpath towards the tunnel.

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You will still get your feet wet though as they have not done some of the worst parts where the bank is leaking across the towpath.

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In to the tunnel.

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We found a mooring space near Norton Junction and this will be home for the weekend.

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