Monday, 29 September 2014

Some stats

The three week trip we've just completed was of course only part of our summer cruise, thanks to the extra week we managed to grab in August in order to travel down to London.  Briar Rose then had three weeks at High Line Yachting on the Slough Arm, and we had the best part of a week at Paddington Basin before setting off again.

We left our home marina on 1 August, and returned on 28 September.  In that time, we covered 407 miles, and passed through 312 locks (which, by the way, doesn't include the open flood locks on the Wey).

We travelled on the following waterways:

  • Grand Union
  • GU Aylesbury Arm
  • GU Slough Arm
  • GU Paddington Arm
  • Regent's Canal
  • Hertford Union Canal
  • Lee Navigation
  • Stort Navigation
  • River Thames
  • River Wey and Godalming Navigations
Ignore the day marks; I've set it to show as few as possible.

This was a route with lots of dead ends.  We turned around in seven places:
  • Aylesbury
  • Slough
  • Paddington (twice)
  • Hertford
  • Bishop's Stortford
  • Godalming
  • Cliveden reach
I think it's also the first time we've done a trip involving four navigation authorities:
  • Canal and River Trust
  • Port of London
  • Environment Agency
  • National Trust


KevinTOO said...

Now that's what I call a holiday ;)
Well done guys and thanks for sharing it with us poor landlubbers too :)

Naughty-Cal said...

Sounds like a great trip.

Although we covered more miles in 2 weeks this summer than you did in two months. We covered 520 miles in 14 days :)

Mind you we did a lot less locks