Extreme locking and getting ready for winter.
On Saturday 13th September Ros and a crack team of For-ethiopia helpers passed through the Devizes Caen Hill Locks.
Demelza, a Cornish Crabber, attracted a lot of attention, partly because she was one of only 4 or 5 boats travelling that day but mostly because very fer were expecting to see a yacht on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Many passers-by asked about the Cornish Crabber Challenge and kindly donated money. We even gained some extra crew in the form of young William and his little sister who, along with their Dad, helped us through several locks and had a ride on Demelza.
The Devizes Caen Hill Locks is a rather remarkable set of 29 locks over 2 miles in picturesque countryside. For the majority of the journey we didn’t use the engine and pulled Demelza along on ropes, evoking feelings of what it must have been like to work on the canals before engines became common place.
After The Kennet and Avon canal Ros will enter the Bristol Channel and head into Bristol where she will over-winter. They should be arriving at Pooles Wharf (BS1 6GW) around 6pm on Friday 19th September and we plan to celebrate her arrival in style! Why not come along and join in?
How to follow her progress.
An archive of posts is available at http://for-ethiopia.com/ccc
How you can help.
Read more about her adventure:
- The Demelza Voyage – Friday 18 March 2016
- Cornish Crabber Challenge – Final voyage
- CCC – Navigating Caen Hill Locks
- CCC Update – The Devizes Caen Hill Locks
- Nancy Blackett on The Cornish Crabber Challenge
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