Tuesday 8th August 2017
Lapworth to Foxbrook Aqueduct Grand Union Canal
2.25 miles, 6 locks
Hello again Evelyn here.I was very exited to start a new day. I had special K for my breakfast (it was lovely!).
Slowly, Grandpa drove the narrow boat into the lock. I think it's probably very hard to drive into the lock!
I walked across the lock like a tightrope walker.It was a little bit scary.
A yellow, thin box with a lever spoke loudly when you turned the handle. It told me about barrel-roofed cottages that are found on the Stratford Canal.
This is a picture of us filling up the water tank with the hose.
This is the water tap we filled up on and some water shot out at me.
This is a barrel-roofed cottage
This is a little piece of cool information about the barrel-roofed cottages.
We went along the narrow,compact link from the Stratford Canal to the Grand Union Canal.
I had a good go at steering narrow boat.
I needed a step stool though!
We moored in a nice, peaceful place in the middle of nowhere!.
This was a garden we were supposed to have a BBQ but, sadly, it rained .
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Foxbrook Aqueduct Grand to Saltisford Arm
5.5 miles, 21 locks
Today it rained a lot!
As we got to the first lock, we met another boat and the paddle gears are like candlesticks.
We did twenty-one broad locks and the gates were very hard to push and pull.
It looked as if it went on for ever. It took us 2.75 hours. The rain stopped when we finished!
It shocked me when I saw giant,metal dragonfly in a side-pond.
Monty helped me wind the paddle.
The people on the other boat were from Sydney. They were very helpful to us.
He helped me a lot and was very nice.
Monty was very very wet like a sponge.
This was their boat but they hired it.
They did the last lock for us. It was very kind.