Thursday, 27 September 2012

The (current) end of the Ashby Canal

It was raining steadily when we reached the current limit of navigation on the Ashby Canal last month.

The new swing footbridge was swung for us and we nosed up to the end of the canal.

That's a slipway on the right.

After tying up I sheltered from the rain while looking round the small Ashby Canal Association shop where I bought an old book and paid for a "certificate of navigation" which was posted to me later.

I really should have walked into Measham from there, but a combination of the rain and the fact that I had to give ourselves enough time to get back to Wigram's Turn led me to give up that idea. There'll be another time.

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