The Cruise of the Dondevoy

    


Quite an uneventful day - steady towing all the time brought me through two locks, and as far as Billing Aquadrome, which is a huge converted gravel pit full of cruisers, and with funfair, bars and amusement arcades attached. Apart from all the latter, it seems a good place to base a boat, as there are all facilities, and it is not too far from the Grand Union Canal. Apart from the Northampton Arm, with its seventeen locks, there are only four locks on the Nene, and then a journey of a few miles would bring you to Stoke Bruerne, the home of the Waterways Museum, or in the other direction Braunston, which is the focal point of the waterways from London, Oxford, Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester, not counting the River Nene to Peterborough.


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