A canal photo trip along the very picturesque sequence of locks from Whilton Marine to Buckby Lock 8, near Daventry, Northants.

The photos were taken on 2 June 2011, in lovelysummer weather.

Of special note were two boats from LNBP who are “a group of enthusiasts who got together to introduce young people to the magic of canals by providing low cost narrowboat holidays to registered groups”, an applaudable venture encouraging interest in ne generations. On this occasion they were creating a memorable canal journey for a group of young ladies and one picture shows one of the group at the tiller.

Through the locks I followed  Keith and Pat Rushton in their nb Thema and another couple in their nb Magic Moments. Both moor at Welford Marina, Leicestershire, but did not know eachother until this day when they shared the locks!

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Below is a Google Map of the area – total distance described just 1 mile.

Click on waymarks for a description of the spot.

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