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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Long Itchington to Hillmorton Locks.

Hi Folks.

Last night I was so tired, I was in bed by 9.30 am. I did wake in the night, but we did not get up until 8.30 am, which is late for us.
We left our overnight mooring at 9.25 am and set up through the locks at Long Itchington.
We reached the Stockton Flight and there was no other boat insight to share with, so we were on our own. Luckily all the locks bar the top one were in our favour.
I got to take Hadar through my first double lock, which Keith worked the lock for me.
I am getting more confident with handling Hadar through locks, which is exciting.
We pressed on to Calcutt Locks, where we met Chris who was out with Peggy the RYA training boat. Chris is normally in charge of steam boat Adamant and comes to the Saltisford Heritage Weekend. We made Napton Junction at 12.25 pm. Lunch was eaten on the move. We had neated Sausage rolls and homemade Victoria Sandwich.
On the way towards Braunston we passed Trevor Maggs on Corona, who was on his way to Banbury.

We arrived at Braunston Junction at 2 pm.
Cute moment.
Our cruising day ended at the top of Hillmorton Locks, where we tied up at 4.20 pm. It has been a fantastic day, with lots of boats on the move in the warm Autumn sunshine.

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