Friday, 7 May 2010

Hungerford to Pewsey

After a pleasant stay in Hungerford, we finally got on our way again. Passing through Hungerford Marsh lock, which was another first for us, as it had a swing bridge over the lock chamber. We did plan on mooring at Great Bedwyn, but difficulties still continue as moorings were all full and nowhere else in between before the next place along, being Crofton. Unfortunately it meant another 4 locks, which were additional to the previous 10 that day. Good moorings though opposite the pumping station, which we will have to visit on the way back. From Crofton we then climbed to the summit of the canal, through Bruce tunnel, all locks from here are now down hill. Moored at Pewsey after completing 10 locks today.

010 Hungerford Marsh Lock


Cobblers Lock


Part of the offending tree which caused the hold ups


Reaching the summit, 450 ft above sea level


Approaching Bruce tunnel, 502 yds long


Inside Bruce tunnel

1 comment:

p-millhouse said...

great photo in the tunnel