I drove up to Marston Doles in the evening and walked back down the hill in the dark. Doesn't it get dark early!
Next day it was 'up the Napton flight' to Marston Doles. I had planned to stay in the short pound just below top lock but the tide level varied dramatically with each passing boat and lock fill/empty also the movement of the boats was causing Constance to bang on the Armco bank - so...
|One of the first narrow locks that I have ever done on Constance|
|You can just see the tops of narrow-boats in the Engineering House Arm of the canal|
|It amused me!|
|The entrance to the Engineering House Arm of the canal|
|A different kind of paddle gear - with a stone support|
|Napton top lock at Marston Doles|
|A beautifully remote spot for a night stop|
|Rural Warwickshire - miles from anywhere|
|The aptly named 'Ladder Bridge'|
|Napton-on-the-Hill in the far distance|
|So peaceful among the trees|