We left Market Harborough (great moorings) on Friday morning heading for Kilby Bridge to moor overnight. We were hoping the the lock below Kilby would soon be repaired otherwise it would be another wait. From there we’ll make our way through Leicester to MGM on Saturday hopefully.
The weather was so hot and the journey passing the locks at Foxton saw them again fairly quiet. Leaving the Saddington Tunnel (photo below) we were joined by some fellow bloggers who came on board for the journey to Kilby Bridge. We also caught up with a Canal Club narrow boat with the American couple on holiday who we met in Market Drayton and bizarrely knew about us as they read our blog when at home in the USA!
Leaving Saddington Tunnel.
Canal Club Boat (Mucky Duck) and Chance at Taylors Lock on the Grand Union Leicester Section (colours are not the same in real life!).
The British Waterways heroes had repaired the lock below Kilby so we left early (ish) at 7am. We did the last stretch through Leicester city and on arriving in the centre the waterways weekend was in full swing. It was great to see so many boats moored here for a change – it completely changes the atmosphere of the place.
We finally arrived back at the MGM Boat yard in Thurmaston at 2pm and had a few more visitors wanting to view “Chance”. We plan to moor here for the next two weeks to get the last few jobs completed before we set off on our adventures!