Sunday, 31 July 2016

Braunston Sunday 31 July 2016

A very short day today as we only wanted to go to Braunston where we are picking up my youngest grandson for a few days. We left just before 10 as although he is not coming until this afternoon we wanted to be sure of a mooring.

The canal was quite busy and as I wasn’t in a hurry I pulled over to let a hire boat go by. I am always impressed with the view of Braunston Church as you come along this part of the canal. In front of the church you can see the medieval ridge and furrow cultivations,  can you imagine today getting planning consent to put a canal through a medieval site.DSCF5031 The moorings prior to the A45 road bridge full and passing under the bridge there was a wide beamed boat across the cut, chap on the bank with centre and bow rope and lady at the helm. Following Diana’s advice they finally got it against the bank. It seems they are heading for Barby Marina.

At Braunston Turn we turned right along the puddle bank, this was also full of boats and we met a steady stream coming towards us. We went as far as the winding hole to turn and then returned to Braunston, the reason for this pointless detour was to add a bit more battery charging  time.

This sign has appeared on the bridge since we were last this way, maybe it’s a take on the slow down, moored boats sign.DSCF5034  We slipped into Braunston and found loads of spaces to moor, so we picked one opposite The Boat House where we will eat this evening, hopefully pushing across onto their moorings for the night.

Today’s Journey  map 9 3½ miles in 1½ hours

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