A fun day of 5.3 hours chugging … along the end of the Ashby Canal, out onto the Coventry Canal and then back on the Northern Oxford canal at that Hawkesbury junction. Quite a sunny start but with the odd hail & rain too. Our aim was to take on water at the junction and then to go and check on the water levels on the next section as the CRT folk had tweeted that owing to vandalism, the levels were down some four inches … it all looked OK to us so we pressed on.
Wonderful stone bridges and a countdown to bridge 1.
All very rural and peaceful.
Viv takse the prize for best pix – some beautiful blossom and the shy swan, hiding in amongst the rape.
At Marston Jabbet we had a very narrow stretch and some weird and wonderful houses:
We reached the village of Ansty in good time but the initial stretch of waterfront had about ten signs saying No Mooring! We felt they were saying “You boaters – don’t even look in this direction”