Ten Bob Note  

Wednesday 16th January 2008

Location: Yelvertoft, Northamptonshire, Grand Union

Today: 10 miles, 10 locks. Total distance: 1039 miles.  Total locks: 681

A busy day today. Pulled the pins around 08:30 and headed up through the Braunston locks. A lovely day after all of the rain we had yesterday. Braunston tunnel was surprisingly dry after the heavy rains although Crick tunnel was a bit on the wet side. We arrived at the Watford flight just as two boats were coming down so all of the locks were in our favour.

Passed nb Balmaha near Crick and had a quick chat while passing. Forgot to take a photo!!

We moored up at around 16:30 in a lovely quiet spot within walking distance of Yelvertoft. We moored in the exact same spot a couple of years ago. There is a handy shop in the village and a very good butcher.

The weather forecast for the next few days is not good – more rain and winds. We will probably stop here until the weather improves – or until we need water.

Friday 18th
Walked into Yelvertoft again with the dogs. Called into the butcher and picked up a lovely piece of local lamb for dinner tomorrow night.

Spied an old dead tree in the field opposite us. Went over for a look with the bow saw. Cut off a few choice lengths. Out with the chain saw and axe in the afternoon – the lengths of tree are now nice logs – see photos below. There is no excuse for being cold if you have a stove that can burn wood.

Current mooring - getting dark

Sunset at mooring

Admiral Nelson - Braunston

Watford staircase

abnb boat sales - bought Ten Bob Note here

Edwards restaurant at Crick - great food here

New Crick marina - wasn't here when we passed last May

Old Crick marina

Yelvertoft shop and post office - they sell all sorts

Old fallen tree

More logs - some from tree above


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