End Of The Trip

End Of The Trip

We are back in swan-infested Newbury.
Lots of ducks, too, but the geese seem to have buggered off, it being that time of year, and it is time for us to do the same.

This is our final mooring of the trip. Tomorrow we spend doing laundry and packing, and Friday we give the boat back to Alex.
Pegotty looks a little different from when we picked her up. There’s a little more blacking scraped off the hull, and some of Paula’s decorative paintwork on the sides. The ventilators are a lot more shiny, as well.

Here’s a handy map of all the places we have been. Feel free to zoom and scroll.

The total journey was 735 miles, 547 locks, and 68 moveable bridges.

We spent around 400 hours traveling, averaging between three and four hours a day.

There were 127 small aqueducts or underbridges. There were 31 tunnels including Blisworth, Braunston, Shrewley, Brandwood, Edgbaston, Galton, Netherton, Dunsley, Cookely, Cowley, Ellesmere, Chirk, Whitehouses, Harecastle, Snarestone, Heath Crescent, Newbold, Savernake, Beckford Road, and Cleveland House. There were 8 major aqueducts including Chirk, Pontcysyllte, Avoncliffe and Dundas (twice each).

We traveled 461 miles on narrow canals, 215 miles on broad canals, 20 miles on the Kennet river, and 39 miles on the Thames.

The Canal and River Trust still has a sense of humor.
I’m not sure I do.

Thank you all for reading this blog and sharing our adventures. Special thanks to everyone who came to visit us on the boat, and especially those who joined the crew and helped with the locks. It would have been a lot harder to get to Llangollen without Sherri and Peter, and to get up and down Caen hill without Nick, Margaret, Greg, and Karen.

The good news is that we are hoping to do this again for three months next year, and are looking for crew…

3 thoughts on “End Of The Trip

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. The stats were really impressive. Life won’t be the same without your daily missive. Lots of love to you both. Safe journey home. xxxx

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