canal bench Northampton

Moving on to new waters

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On our 10th day we have finally finished retracing our steps and are now moving on to new waters. It has taken over 120 miles for us to arrive back at Gayton Junction and we have now turned left on to the Grand Union Canal, heading towards London. Sunday 19th March Northampton to the Northampton Arm Pleased to have had …

Almost at the end of the River Nene

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We are now almost at the end of the River Nene, having travelled 41 miles from Oundle to Northampton over the last 3 days. We now have just a short hop in the morning, to leave the River Nene and EA waters and rejoin CRT waters, on the Northampton arm of the Grand Union Canal Thursday 16 March Oundle to Thrapston …

sun at Riverview

Wrapped Up Warm For A Winter Weekend

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After all the talk of snow, winds and flooding we weren’t sure we would get away on the boat this weekend. If we did we would need to be wrapped up warm. On Friday evening, there was a cautionary warning issued for the tidal section of the Great Ouse. However the water level locally was only up about 3 inches. …

boat shining

2016 Vital Statistics for another year afloat

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2016 Vital Statistics That’s another year afloat completed and so I sat down to work out our 2016 vital statistics. We had 10 trips away ranging from one day to one week. Miles travelled – 294 Hours – 110 Locks – 5 Totals since we moved aboard in September 2014. Miles – 780 Hours – 345 Locks – 186 (less …