12 miles 6 locks
With the weather today forecast to be just as hot as at the weekend we decided to make an early start. So we were away by 6:55. It was 8:05 when we reached the top of the six locks that brought us up to the level of the “long pound”. After the energy exerted doing the locks we took our much deserved breakfast, then walked to Sainsburys to get some barbecue food for this evening. A quick stop at the wharf to top up the water then off again.
The canal here along the Vale of Pewsey winds it’s way around the Wiltshire hills. It’s very rural and lush and verdant – most attractive.
We had thought that we might push on to Wotton Rivers, but by 2:30 the temperature was way up in the high 20s, so we found a mooring in the shade at Pewsey Wharf, in almost the same spot we had a few weeks ago.