Instead of ‘floating’ around Braunston waiting for Napton Locks to open around 16th March (we’re heading for the Kennet & Avon for the Spring/Summer months), we’ve decided to go the ‘long’ way round! It’s an extra 38 miles, with an extra 51 locks – but it really doesn’t matter. (Why didn’t we think of this before?)
We’re in no rush, we’re on a ‘continuous adventure’!
It’s been a quiet day, planning, looking at pictures, reading up on places we’ll be passing through. We’ll be travelling on the Grand Union, cruising via Rickmansworth, and popping out onto the Thames at ‘Thames – Grand Union Canal Junction’ at Brentford. We’re planning to sail past Twickenham, Winsor Castle, Marlow… before joining the Kennet & Avon at Reading. It will be a lovely journey during the Spring.
We’ve never been on the Thames before, so it will be a learning curve. We’re always open to advice… 🙂
Last night’s ‘Full, Blue, Blood Red Moon’ was beautiful. We had an extra bonus while admiring the moon, it was a shooting star! (We’re now looking forward to Saturday’s lottery draw 🙂 ) It was extra magical because we’re in an area where there’s hardly any light pollution, making the stars brightly visible.