So we had to reverse to Stow Hill Wharf and get the diesel from him. At 79p ltr its a bit cheaper then Jules (86p ltr) but where we can we like to use the diesel boats on the cut. We feel strongly about keeping trade going on the canals 'cause otherwise one day it will be gone.. It wasn't until 9.30am that we got going and first stop was the services at Gayton Junction
Next stop was in the tunnel itself. One thing I did want to do was find the side shaft in Blisworth tunnel again, shine a light down the end and see whats there. No boats behind us as we entered so as soon as we thought we were at the shaft, Ian stopped the boat.
|This is the shaft with water cascading at the end. Not sure if this is the right one.|
|One of the air vents|
|The new bit|
|And another air vent. Blisworth tunnel I think has 5|
|Into the light|
|A very empty Stoke Bruerne|
Had a meal at the Navigation tonight. Food okay but we think it's gone down hill. Service was good and meals came out very quickly but something about it all had changed. Next time we going to try the Boat Inn.
Today's beasties on route