To Braunston

Our aim for today was to get to Braunston Top Lock No 6, settings ourselves up for one last hop back to base. We woke up to mist and sunshine, and temperatures of 6.5C

Another lovely morning!
Another lovely morning!

By lunchtime we’d reached the lovely Hilmorton Locks  where Sarah did a grand job on the locks and we whizzed through nice and quickly

Sarah at Hillmorton
Sarah at Hillmorton

We were really lucky going up the Braunston flight, as there was a steady stream of other boats coming down so we had just about every lock set ready for us and many helping hands – expecially when Sculptor came down with it’s crew of Canal and River Trust volunteers, on their way to the boatyard for blacking.

We then tied up on the visitor moorings at the top – a bit of a phone blackspot hence the delayed blog updates. A quick bit of fishing for old rope in the weed hatch and then we had a restful last night on the cut.

The water's getting too chilly to spend much time clearing the weed hatch
The water’s getting too chilly to spend much time clearing the weed hatch