Bridge 36 ‘Old Union’


A day of contrasts. Energetic locking, long, dark, damp tunnels and tranquil journeys. The morning started out very misty as we chugged through Braunston and up the flight of 6 wide locks. We have been this way before, but it was 13 years ago and we had forgotten how lovey it is. We had to wait about half an hour before we could start the Watford flight. This is  3 single locks with a staircase of four in between. A lock keeper is on hand to give advice and control the flow up and down.


Both Braunston tunnel and Crick tunnel are fairly long, but high and wide enough for two narrowboats to pass. Once we had left Watford locks we have hardly seen any moving boats, it’s very quiet.


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