Day Two, Saturday Sept 24, Long Itchington to bottom of Hatton Flight. 21 lock miles (10 miles and 11 locks) in five hours. Day two, Saturday, and after what Sue and I – doffing our hat to an American friend’s pronunciation – like to call a lee-jer-ly breakfast, it’s down the short Bascote Staircase (how […]Read More Molly May and the Warwick Ring, Day Two
Day One, Friday Sept 23, 2011, Stockton Marina to Long Itchington, 1.5 miles, 10 locks = 11.5 lock miles, 2½ hours. Stockton marina is perfectly positioned for a (reasonably) leisurely week-and-a-bit-long meander round the Warwick Ring, so we allow ourselves an easy early-afternoon Friday start on the Molly May, which since spring 2010 has been […]Read More Round the Warwick Ring with our canalboat Molly May
I doubt that many folk will read this, but can’t resist posting a couple of photos from the Grand Union Canal at the weekend, where Sue and I have just taken our new narrowboat-for-hire, the Molly May, out for her maiden voyage. Unlike the bulbous father-and-son crew on the right, she cuts a lovely figure, is […]Read More The Ultimate Canal Bums?