Map Reference SU 38419 67142
Distance 5.1 miles
Total 147 locks 6 Tunnels
Running total mileage 150.2 Miles
Now breaking new ground on the Kennet And Avon Canal having moved on from Newbury to Kintbury, about halfway between Newbury and Hungerford. The scenery has been very attractive the only minor grumble would be that there are very limited places to moor on this section of the canal since the towpath is quite overgrown and the canal can be shallow in places.
It has been a fairly quiet day on the canal, we only met one boat all morning, to such a degree that I felt fairly safe taking lunch on Lock Moorings, not exactly ethical but we didn’t ionconvenience anyone. After lunch the canal got a bit busier, although all of the traffic was travelling in the opposite direction to us which meant the locks were set right for us when we reached them. Would expect to pass through Hungerford tomorrow but not sure where we will moor for the night, whether it will be in Hungerford or beyond.