I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Above Widmead Lock (Kennet & Avon) – Saturday 7th May

After our cancelled departure last month due to all the rain and the Canal being in flood we finally got away today.

It was a lovey day so instead of staying in the marina overnight we set off downstream.  It was quite late so we didn’t go very far and pulled over just before Widmead Lock. 

We were sitting out on the towpath with a glass of wine when I got a closure email from C&RT saying that Woolhampton Lock was closed as someone had hit one of the bottom gates and knocked it off!  That will delay us!

Our plan is to get down to the Basingstoke Canal by next Saturday but with a closure we might not make it.  I really wonder if we are not meant to go onto that canal as this is our 3rd attempt.

Richard has been busy this winter transforming our bathroom.  We now have a walk through room with a nice big shower and a modern hand basin.  I love it and it completes the “pink” look!

1.31 miles
2 locks

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