Category Archives: UK

Our spring trip to UK

0500hrs on the 1st March and our drive back to UK starts; we were going to go a day or so earlier but we were “Parrot sitting”. We were very honoured to be trusted to look after Rita’s parrot “Jack” … Continue reading

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Stonehill Wharf, Weedon

Thursday 20th September; 152 days, 918 miles, and 672 locks since we bought Meg A Star, we have now decided to sell her.  We’ve had a really enjoyable time, a little disappointed several canals were closed caused by the brilliant … Continue reading

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Market Harborough to Stone Hill Wharf

Up incredibly early, a quick breakfast, and walked swiftly into Town by 8.15am, TESCO first to stock up on food, then collect the curtains from the dry cleaners, and back on boat by 9.00am. Marian joined us very shortly, having … Continue reading

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Market Harborough

We left Foxton Locks junction Tuesday morning and headed to Market Harborough, 5 miles away; no locks but one swing bridge which we were told was rather heavy to swing. We came up behind another boat who fortunately had already … Continue reading

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Foxton Locks

After wandering about the Foxton Lock Junction where the Grand Union (Leicester Section of the Leicestershire and Northampton Canal) joins the Grand Union (Leicester Section of the Market Harborough Branch) and the Grand Union (Leicester Section of the old Grand … Continue reading

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Birstall to Foxton Locks

Bit of a lay in, then a quick look at Birstall, have to say not impressed, lots of hairdressers, barbers, but not a lot else, except a big Co-op, so we had a lazy day, catching up with post etc., … Continue reading

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