Cruising in Company – Day Two

It’s Day two and our Convoi Exceptionnel sets off for Braunston – the tunnel and the six locks.

A beautiful day and one that was to get hotter and hotter as we went along. Christine has a go at taking the helm in between locks

Busy, busy Braunston as usual. At the iron bridge we carry straight on for a change and up the North Oxford Canal, which only after a few hundred yards became very rural and tranquil

We had two stowaways or hitchhikers: pied wagtails

We chugged on thru the outskirts of Rugby and Hilmorton, reaching the locks – according to CRT they are the most used locks on the WHOLE network! And there was a queue – one set of the duplicated locks was out of action – the coving on the second lock had moved inwards – trapping a boat last week! It took over an hour to get thru the three locks but it was a nice day!

Here’s comes John… .

And finally just round the corner to the visitor moorings, a nice quiet spot. Time for a well deserved G&T.