February 18th 2017

Second day on the Grand Union Canal - Foxton Locks

Geocaching in the morning, along the Grand Union Canal
Setting off for Foxton Locks
Moored at Foxton Locks
Turning the narrowboat at Foxton Locks
Next time I'll get it right
Entering the first lock
at Foxton Locks
Gillian operating the locks
at Foxton Locks
Michael pilots the narrowboat
at Foxton Locks
Thanks for all the training Chris
Foxton Locks
Easy Peasy... and Gillian opens the gates, Foxton Locks
And another lock
Foxton Locks
and another lock
Foxton Locks
and another lock
Foxton Locks
and another lock
Foxton Locks
and another lock
Foxton Locks
and another lock
Foxton Locks
Ten locks in all
Foxton Locks
And we're on our way
Foxton Locks
Gillian and the Lock Master
Foxton Locks
The Foxton Locks are manned by volunteers 7 days a week
Moored at the top of Foxton Locks
Jack Cryer lived here 1884-1929.
He was the Foxton Lock Keeper
for 45 years
Monument to the days of the
horse-drawn canal barge
Foxton Locks
Canal side stalls at Foxton Locks
Gumley Road overbridge
One of the many bridges to navigate
Straighten up!
Gumley Road overbridge
Geocaching the Grand Union Canal. Spot the geocacher. Gillian takes a turn steering the narrowboat
 
Approaching Husbands Bosworth tunnel
You can see the other end,
its 1071 metres away
Husbands Bosworth tunnel
100 metres into the tunnel. They tell me this is wide enough for 2 way traffic
Husbands Bosworth tunnel
Please don't anyone come the other way
Husbands Bosworth tunnel
only 971 metres to go
Husbands Bosworth tunnel
Only 100 metres to go
Husbands Bosworth tunnel
St Andrews, North Kilworth
Church Micro 8603
Square Bowl Font on 5 short marble shafts with foliage capitals and bases
St Andrews, North Kilworth
Ornate Carved Foliage Capitals
St Andrews, North Kilworth

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