Saturday, 10 July 2010
What great day was had. At about 9.30 we set off with Steve and made it to Foxhangers, the bottom of the flight by about 10.00. After a couple of locks some more of Steve's crew arrived and we were ready for the assault on the main flight. Paul and Jacqui also arrived at about this time. The weather was just about right, not too hot but still dry and warm. the flight wasn't as busy as we had feared and we weren't held up much at all. We stopped for ice cream at the usual spot near the top and then carried on into Devizes. No records were broken, but with all the help we had it was a very easy ascent. Thanks go to all who helped and all but one of them are on the attached picture.
Steve carried on plodding looking for a place with a good real ale pub and somewhere to throw tents for some of his crew while we have stayed in Devizes, moored up at the wharf where we lit a BBQ and had a fine night of it before Paul and Jacqui had to leave for home. They'll be back again next weekend for a longer stay.
Don't know what we'll do tomorrow, stay here, or shop and then go on. Decisions, decisions!
Here's our position:
PS it won't let me add a phot at the moment. I'll keep trying.