We passed through Braunston Tunnel, only passing one boat midway, Braunston locks where not particularly busy with boats, however there was a music festival so plenty of revelers about, plus a strong smell of weed in the air.
|Welton Hythe Marina.|
|Grand Union near Norton Junction.|
|Lock Buddies at Braunston.|
|The Home Brew Boat at Braunston.|
We moored the other-side of Braunston on the Northern Oxford Canal with a good view of Braunston Church, looking very nice in the Evening Sun.
|Duplicated locks at Hillmorton.|
|One of many Bridges over course of old canal.|
|Heavy vegetation growth Near Ansty.|
|Bridge 1 on the Ashby Canal.|
|Near Stoke Golding.|
|NB Waiouru at Bosworth Wharf. http://www.narrowboat-waiouru.co.uk/|
|Near the end of the Ashby Canal.|
|NB Centurions Birthplace.|
|Approaching Braunston bottom lock.|
|Back in Welton Hythe Marina.|
We had lunch out and a look in the library before heading back to the Marina to sort out diesel, gas, and pump-out, the Marina had completed a few booked service items whilst we had been away.
We had fine and sunny weather for the week, father worked out we had done about 91 miles, 20 Locks, 4 tunnels and using about £56 worth of diesel.
He declared himself fit enough to ride his bike to Rugby Railway station on the Saturday morning, he would not use Long Buckby, which was nearer, nor would he leave his bike behind!
Away again in 2 weeks time.
PS, We spotted the mighty NB Caxton on route, Paul, we hope this brings back happy memories, our thoughts are with Elaine and you at this difficult time.