|Newbold tunnel, where less and less of the coloured light now work!|
|My lock team at Hillmorton.|
In a way, I guess we were hoping he would stay, both because he is doing so well with training Odin, but also because he is actually very useful crew, if he wants to be.
|Another gratuitous picture of the lovely Vesta.|
Hillmorton locks proved to have one lock of every pair out of use for various reasons, but didn't hold us up hugely. A hire boat asked us to go in ahead of them, because they didn't want to hold anyone up. It was pointed out it was busy enough they could end up doing that all day!
|He looked like he had ceased any attempt to try and stay dry!|
At the top of Buckby locks we met a young chap called Luke, paddling a bath tub all the way from Birmingham to London, in aid of the Red Cross. He seemed a bit ill equipped, (he didn't even have a piece of rope or string to hold the bath with, for example), but as he had already come all the way from Birmingham, he obviously had stamina. He has to carry it around all locks - the bath being less of a problem than all his kit oaded in to it. At Buckby this involves passage through a narrow foot tunnel, so David helped him get bath and possesions below the lock.
|David helps carry the bath at Buckby top lock.|
Ansty to Below Buckby Top Lock
Miles: 23.5, Locks:10
Total Miles: 453.3, Locks: 271 (Worked)