PENTARGON .. SPRINGER

An unassuming narrowboat perusing the
"Longest Friendliest Village in England".

DAY BY DAY

BLOG AND BLATHER

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Buckby to Barby to Rugby

Posted by PentargonSpringer on April 8, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Arrived back on board at 2pm on Thurs and picked up a hitch-hiker to Norton Junction who was going up the Leics. so I waved goodbye and went into Braunston tunnel at 1600hrs and picked up another hiker down the Braunston flight. Passed Gongoozlers at 6.30pm and carried on eventually to tie up to a Barby tree. Away at first light, picking up water at the bottom of Hillmorton and on to the No.4 bus-stop at Brownslow. A couple of days spent usefully before the next massive jump to Hawksbury Junction

Soulbury to Buzzard via Fenny

Posted by PentargonSpringer on April 8, 2017 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Arrived at Fenny after dark and went through before light. MAD. MAD. MAD. stopover at Bradwell and then sling through Marsworth and on to LB.

Linwood through Fenny

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 29, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Wed29th March via Crayford Cannon Street and Berko library.

I know the geography does not seem to make sense but be assured I was in on Watling Street, Crayford Kent, Cannon Street London. Berkhamstead Herts, Fenny Stratford Bucks again on Watling Street  all in the same day ...

to be cleared up eventually ... 29thMay2017



Linwood nursing home after a night at three locks

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 29, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Linwood nursing home after a night at three locks

Marsworth top to LB

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 29, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

with a stop over that needs the GPS to verify

berko to marsworth drop

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 29, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Berko daffodil cut

Berko Lie over

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

14days at Waitrose while the wind drops and the house and garden are sorted back at the ranch. The forecasts are not propituous for the next indeterminate number of days or indeed for the rest of the month. So home to tend garden and tidy house and get the tyre fixed on the https://www.velorution.com/index.php/bikes-10/brands/strida.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Strida.

Apsley to Berko

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Red Lion Apsley to Waitrose with a flat tyre. It was just getting dark as I pulled in near the bottom of Red Lion lock on Sunday 19th March 2017. Greeted by an old friend Chris Thompson whose HQ was opposite and made up for the night after turning the lock and slept soundly. On the morrow I went for two for the price of one and turned Apsley1 while Red Lion was lifting Pentargon. During the day I hauled in lock after lock by Hemel. This is a flag point for me as Boxmoor Lock64 by the cricket ground is about 64 miles from Braunston. Through Fisheries in a rising breeze and out onto Boxmoor where a noble wind was blowing, (luckily right in the nose) until I got into the lee of the railway at Bourne End.

Next Winkwell lock63 and swing bridge and Lock62, 61,60, 59 (M63) and the sobering reminder that we are only 30mls out of Brentford, but sweetened by the fact that in a couple of miles one third of the leg to Braunston will have been completed.  Lock 53 was breasted in the evening in atrocious wind and the sight of rings installed in the towpath by Waitrose decided for once and all that enough was enough.

Batchworth to Red Lion

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Batchworth to Red Lion and lotsa locks

Uxbridge to Batchworth and onwards

Posted by PentargonSpringer on March 21, 2017 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Uxbridge to Batchworth through a "closed" lock. There was rumour of a lock closed at Lots Mead and due to open on Fri17, so a decision was to make up to it and be 'first through' meant that on Thu16 we were able to sail through as the work was finished. We arrived at Two Bridges quite early in the day and rested awhile. Since there was no reason to stay and a couple of small boats had gone on we decided to chase them, passing Heidi's boat just outside Watford. We climbed through Casiobury and eventually having  breasted Hunton Bridge, my ME had had enough. 


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