1 Tunnel And The Foxton Staircase.
Huge monsters and the rain is upon us once more.
A quick pirouette at the junction yesterday in brilliant sunshine and the other side of Ubique was soon polished up.
Painting and Brasso..ing followed, but then the good old English weather did what the good old English weather does best......poured with rain.
The whole lot ruined in one fell swoop.
Today was another bright and sunny day, ideal for repairing the damage done yesterday, but once bitten twice shy. We were having none of it........... so we set off for Leeds.
A very green and tree lined canal through here. We had a quick stop for Diesel at the first boatyard we came across. No coal boats plying their wares around here..... unfortunately.
Husbands Bosworth tunnel was short, fairly dry, empty of other boats and very straight. All in all a bit of a doddle.
The Foxton Staircase was soon reached and we were lucky enough to book the last slot of the day from this end. The two boats that followed us to the top lock would have to wait until tomorrow.
This was quite surprising as it was only half past two in the afternoon.
Five locks down and at the cross over point was when the heavens opened up once again. Thank goodness we decided to move on or another load of paintwork would have been ruined.
Here's the very inauspicious entrance/exit of the bottom lock. We were helped down the first few locks by the lock keeper but then left to our own devices. Not too sure if this was due to the weather turning though!!!
A stop the traffic swing bridge, one of D's favourite things. This one though proved to be a real problem, would it move? no it wouldn't.
Handily a Sir Galahad came along before I could get Ubique alongside to help, lots of pushing between them later and.......... hey presto it was open.
Location, location location. A bit of a classic here.
Off to the market here tomorrow, lets hope it's a good one.
Crunchie met some huge grey monsters yesterday. Some things are just soooo funny, a horse and a cat meeting one another is one of those things.
Until next time....................