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1/2/3. Church masonry.
4. Blisworth tunnels south portal.
5. Blossoms out.
On Monday we serviced the boat at Gayton Junction and then made our way through Blisworth Tunnel (at 3057 yards, the 3rd longest canal tunnel on the network) and locked down the Stoke Bruerne flight of seven (40') to moor just north of Grafton Regis.
We've now passed through all the major tunnels on the canal network.
We'll stay here for a few days to give us time to explore some of the local history and footpath destinations before resuming our journey.
At bridge 57 British Waterways removed a full 25ltr container and washing-up bowl of waste oil left on the towpath along with a rotten fender, a piece of carpet and two tyres. Do some people have no conscience? Thanks to BW's Ian Final (Waterway Supervisor for G.U.South) for responding so quickly to remove the offending items blighting an otherwise unspoilt stretch of rural canal.
The weather has been changeable over the past week, but with little if any rain to bother us. Today our washing is out drying in a balmy breeze with the occasional sunshine adding a touch of brightness to an otherwise grey sky.
2nd Apr 2011, 15:52