We did lots of exciting new stuff today, including Stanground Lock, an unusual windlass, a little-used waterway and a low bridge. I have included rather a lot of photos, but bear with me.
Opposite our mooring on Peterborough Embankment was this splendid old warehouse, complete with integral loading bay.
This must be it … but why the no entry sign?
After passing some waterside houses and a boatyard we soon came to Stanground Lock and were checked in by Ashley.
There are some interesting buildings in Whittlesey, including the Butter Cross and this former town hall and fire station.
This was where I could try out the special Middle Levels windlass which I had acquired from somewhere.
Then I had a brainwave. The air draft at Angle Corner Bridge is supposed to be 1.95m, so Infield's must be 35cm lower. All I had to do was measure how much headroom we had at Angle Corner. If it was at least 35cm then we would fit under Infield's. We had 42cm to spare under Angle Corner Bridge ...
We weren't going to make it to March before the F1 Grand Prix highlights so we tied up to the reedy bank in the middle of nowhere.
Alvechurch - To Alvechurch today for a boat test. Right by the marina there were lots of moored boats to weave through.
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