Sunday, 12 April 2009

12 April Stoke Bruerne to Buckby Top pound

Again we left a little after 10 am in light drizzle and rain. I am intrigued by the small tunnel running off the side of Blisworth Tunnel 850 Mt in from the Stoke Bruerne end on the right hand side. The tunnel is about 4 feet above water level and has water flowing out of it into the canal, this in its self is not unusual, but what is, is that you can see light at the end of this tunnel and water falling into it. You can't see straight out of the end of it so the light must be coming down or sideways. Has anyone ever explored this tunnel and if so can you turn a corner at the end or even look up to the sky. We met 5 boats in the tunnel and a continuous stream all the way to Blisworth. Not long after this we spotted Fa Fair moored against the towing path so we stopped for coffee, actually we had just made a couple of mugs of coffee and got our last two buns so we took them in with us. When we left it had almost stopped raining and things improved from there. We followed a boat from before Weedon all the way to Whilton, some one to share the locks with we thought, but no the turned into the marina. We had to turn the bottom lock and by the time it was empty there was another boat coming up behind us, so we entered the lock and waited for them. This turned out to be a good move as they were experienced boaters which meant Diana could go and set the second lock while the chap off the other boat locked us out of the first, like wise the third and any others that needed turning. We booth moored for the night just bellow Buckby Top Lock just on 6 pm.

You can see our latest position here

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