Union Wharf, Market Harborough

On Saturday we broke free from our winter mooring at Yelvertoft Marina and headed for Welford junction. We moored on the rings overnight and set off Sunday morning for Foxton. On both days the weather was quite windy and very cold. On arrival at Foxton we moored above the top lock and then walked down to the Foxton Locks Inn for Sunday lunch. We all opted for the carvery which was very tasty. After lunch during the walk back to the boat the rain came. We were tucked up inside with the stove going before it really poured.

This morning we set off for the locks. As we moved off it began to snow. Fortunately it lasted all of a minute or two then stopped. As we descended the locks the sun came out and the views ahead were splendid. This was our first transit of Foxton Locks and all went smoothly helped by the on duty lockie. At the bottom we turned right onto the Market Harborough Arm and travelled the five miles to Union Wharf Basin. On the way we passed some very large houses with even larger gardens. We are now moored against the wall in the basin to the front of the Waterfront Resturant. Having looked at the menu I am sure we will try it before we depart.
We have friends visiting us on Wednesday and then a few other things to sort out so we will stay here til next week.

                                                           View from the top


                                                 Looking back up the lock flight


                                              Foxton Locks Inn in the background


                                         Heading onto the Market Harborough Arm

As a final note, our dog Oscar has developed some bad habits over the winter. He has taken it upon himself to leap from the boat to the towpath as and when it pleases him. He does not know yet but he is going to be undergoing some re training over the next few days.

Totals 20 Miles 10 Locks 1 Tunnel