Not off to the earliest start again, but we are getting up twice in the night to take Odin out.
|Odin moored in Leighton Buzzard - learning about ducks|
|Sickle waved past Chalice|
|Three Locks - Odin practices 'Come!'|
|Sickle towing Chalice|
There were three C&RT volunteers at Three Locks, efficient and helpful.
We want Odin to be safe near locks, so Michael was walking him down the locks, practicing 'Sit', 'Wait', and 'Come'.
We decided to try towing Chalice with Sickle from Wolverton onwards to beyond the iron trunk aqueduct. Another new experience, using some quickly improvised "cross straps" - slightly unnerving at times, but we managed not to get into any difficulties. Chalice's water tank was fairly full, so her front end is low enough in the water to reduce Sickle's efficiency - towing like this may be useful, but Sickle has to be worked a lot harder than if on her own.
|Double rainbow - with inner reflections, and Alexander's dark band|
|Full moon rising through thin veil of clou|
However the weather cleared, and we lit a barbeque, eating our meal beneath the full moon.
Leighton Buzzard to Wolverton Trunk Aqueduct
Miles: 18.7 (Each boat), 37.4 (Combined), Locks: 6
Total Miles: 45.7, Locks:15