Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Foxton fliers

Here the much photographed statue of the boy and barge horse at Foxton top lock.
Here we are moored on the Market Harborough arm of the GU. We have spotted Nb.Balmaha just five minutes further along the cut and out on the GU Leicester section we stopped to speak to Keith on Nb. Pickles2 both fellow bloggers - a bit of a blogger sandwich!

Coming down the Foxton flight this morning was simply glorious - bright sunshine, blue sky and the whole flight to ourselves. We came down the flight with quiet efficiency, moving from the red ground paddles to the white as if we have been doing it for years. We moved off towards Leicester and a visit to Debdale Wharf to fill up the diesel tanks on both Caxton and Matilda Rose plus gas bottles for us - we ran out last night... Fuel at Debdale was 56p per litre and they allowed self declaration. We have been using a GPS to determine exactly how many hours we are actually travelling against hours charging batteries etc. and with this in mind we declared 20:80. We turned back towards Foxton to moor and to lunch in Bridge 61. We will now stay in this location through the Christmas period with plenty of walking in the area, services to hand and a few Public Houses to frequent..... only if necessary of course!

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