|Foxton Locks, we thought it was snowing|
Well we finally made it out of Debdale on Thursday at about 4ish. Didn’t go too far and moored at Foxton Locks for the night. Foxton is a staircase lock. Two sets of 5 locks. So we were there ready to make an early start in the morning. Sure enough by 9 o’clock we were at the locks and ready to go. There were 3 volunteer lock keepers working so it was a swift and easy passage. Very pretty as there was a sprinkling of snow over everything. (Pics to follow.) Stopped for coffee at the top and were then on our way again.
All was well for a while then Paul got me to take the tiller as there was a ‘hot’ smell. In the end we stopped and called out River Canal Rescue (RCR), the AA of the canal! Had lunch whilst we were waiting, then Paul went to have a look and found a split hose! So by the time RCR arrived he was fixing it. Still took them both a couple of hours to finish the job, so we were quite late setting off. We made it as far a North Kilworth although it was 6.30 and light was fading fast. Still snow around on the ground.
|At Welford Junction|
We woke up the next morning to a white world. Very pretty with a cold easterly wind. Our plan was to be at Yelvertoft, the marina we started out from, for the weekend to spend some time there with friends. So there was a need to press on. Paul was well wrapped up and off we set. The scenery was just spectacular, a real winter wonderland. Who knew it’s spring! I will put up some pictures. I took over for an hour so Paul could come in and get warm for a while. He then took over as we came closer to Yelvertoft also so he could bring us into the marina. Happy to say we have arrived safely and it has been snowing most of the time since we got here. So pretty.
|A real live winter wonder land, in spring!|
|'er indoors on the outside!|