Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Napton

Flecknoe was a nice mooring to spend a couple of days, the Grand Union canal was busy with passing craft. The moorings filled and emptied as crews carried on their journeys. There are a few  hire bases around this area, you are likely to encounter a hirer still trying to master the handling of a 18 ton steel tube, a modicum of caution is required on the bends and bridge holes.

An early start helps to keep out of the way, untying from the bank at 07:30 the sky was clear of any clouds but the temperature was cooled by the breeze.




 After a three hour cruise we moored at Napton, we will go up the flight of locks tomorrow, we were going to go to the pub but decided on a night in watching the Olympians.

I have started repainting the black metal hearth in the saloon, we thought we would have a change and add a bit of colour to the dark corner so eventually it will be Manchester red with black trim.


Primed and undercoated.

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