Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Taking Chalice Back Home Yet Again

(Boat Chalice - posted by Alan)
Very retrospective post for Sun 15th to Tues 17th June.

Some fairly serious maintenance issues on this stretch - this is Leighton Lock.
Well the blog has really suffered, as we have failed to keep up with any recent trips.  rather than complete gaps, for the record we will try and add some summary posts, but until we get up to date, unless anything was particularly notable, I doubt there will be a lot of detail.

Waiting below Grove Lock.
We had taken two boats to the Stoke Bruerne Family Festival, because we were not at that stage confident of our ability to take a still recuperating Odin on just "Sickle" - the boat that actually needed to be there.  Now confident we could get Odin in and out of the large drop into "Sickle's" back cabin, we decided we felt happy that the next event, Braunston Historic Boats, could be attempted with "Sickle" alone.

Church Lock - Paddle bar has been in this state a very long while.
So "Chalice" could be taken back to her home mooring, and this was a very standard trip on the piece of canal we travel most, just to achieve that.  No dramas I can recall - just a pleasant piece of low pressure canal boating!

Seabrook locks

Swing bridge near Seabrook

"Large Ricky" "Taplow" not yet raised.

Stoke Bruerne to Cooks Wharf
Miles: 32.3, Locks: 21

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