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Weedon Bec -> Gayton Junction

Weedon Bec -> Gayton Junction

Where the dear and the antelope play… Not so much as closer to the bin/toilet, town, coal merchants, motorway, supermarkets etc. All the things you’re going to want to be close to as the weather closes in. You can see Bonnie here on the right. Post Offices A problem round here is the lack of Post Offices wanting to do Post Restanté. The staff in Towcester seemed particular awkward. They get described as ‘miserable and un-helpful’ in reviews online. That’s…

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Round and about Weedon

Round and about Weedon

To look at the photo’s, you’d think there’s not a lot there. In fact, the canal is on an embankment which curves across the Nene Valley at canopy level. There are in fact other things in the village. Here are some of the other things in the village of Weedon. Tesco Weedon Handy Tesco about 300 yards from the canal at it’s closest point. Stock up on your beer and rolls here. (Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Weedon…

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Dodford -> Weedon

Dodford -> Weedon

Weedon Central. Or Weedon Bec as some people call it. New bypass So… The new bypass opened next to my lovely spot in Dodford. Come 6am, I could feel the rumbling of artic’s, and couldn’t get back to sleep. Here’s a picture of the new Weedon – Upper Heyford bypass. As you can see, it’s probably about 300 yards from my boat at it’s closest point. Didn’t fancy sticking around. I like my beauty sleep. It wasn’t the sound either,…

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Muscott -> Dodford

Muscott -> Dodford

I was here earlier on in the year opposite Cannah Mead Wharf, where they do the occasional bit of work. It’s kind of a nice spot, opposite the meadow. There are many birds in the hedges here. Solar is good. Phone signal is strong. When I got here, the C03 alarm was going off in one of the boats opposite and there was a couple of work boats moored behind me. It had been raining. When I arrived, the owners…

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Watford Locks -> Muscott

Watford Locks -> Muscott

Stopped for a couple of days above the locks at Watford. They have a 48hr mooring and it’s fairly close to the A5. Sound of the motorway is pretty overpowering. Buckby Locks After this, moved the boat down to the top of Buckby Locks next to the New Inn pub. Was there for a day. Until my crew arrived, which this time was my Sister, Kerri and her offspring. Offspring have grown slightly since the last time they were on…

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Yelvertoft > Watford Park

Yelvertoft > Watford Park

Still on the Leicester Arm, one stop up from Watford locks. The sound of the motorway is pretty strong round here. Apart from that, the countryside is idyllic. I’ve got some overhanging trees and the solar ain’t great. There’s some in the afternoon but I’m currently waiting for the sun to emerge around the trees. Here’s some pictures of the current spot. As you can see, I’m all alone this time. Crick Marina Had to stop off here for some…

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Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields

Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields

Close to the winding hole. That doesn’t really tell you much. There isn’t a lot here. As you can see, it’s faster than 73% of GB in terms of connection speed which makes life nice and quite with the advantage of the internet, TV and lot’s of solar. There’s not a lot around here. (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat This is a short guide to installing flexible solar panels to a…

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Braunston -> Yelvertoft

Braunston -> Yelvertoft

Step 1: Braunston to Watford Locks Two flights of locks. One of them staircase locks at Watford.The other Braunston Locks. One that I’ve done a few times now. Braunston Locks are very tiring. And I was kind of happy when I found that due to water shortages, the Watford flight closed at night when the volunteers went home. Being staircase locks, only one boat can go through at a time. And the CRT like you to book ahead, (which I…

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Flecknoe -> Braunston

Flecknoe -> Braunston

People do moor in-between, but there’s no road access, so it’s useless to me. Fairly picturesque and popular. Old Braunston At the moment, I’m at Braunston, ancient Bargee village. All things barge are here, chandlers x 3. Marina x 1. Canalside pubs x2. And some other shops and services connected to the trade. I was moored here for the winter on the Rugby arm. This time I’m on Oxford arm. There’s no piling and I’m moored up on pins but…

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Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat

This is a short guide to installing flexible solar panels to a narrowboat. Background I’ve lived on my boat for 2 years. When I first started, I was located in a Marina. Everything was laid on, showers, water, electrical hook-up. It reminded me of a high-rise flat for boats. After my boat was painted, I took it up on a journey to the most Northern and Southern reaches of the UK canal system. It was called Bonnie Journey, in the…

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