Plenty of empty space if you pass the pub and just go under the farmers bridge that can be seen in the distance. A handy footpath from the bridge goes into the village.
Long Itch, as it`s known locally, is a truly boaty village being home to ColeCraft shell builders. One of three finished shells can just be seen to the left.
The last of the day`s sun is shining on the Harvester as we arrived for a meal.
Need to come back in a few years to check this out.
Leaving the moorings just a short distance brings us here. Not very wide but we know wide beams can get through. Now confession time. It was not until I started typing below the pictures that I scrolled to this one above and realised why it was narrow. Can you spot the clue?
Another clue here that I found once the previous clue became obvious to yours truly.
An overhead view of the narrows. I think they could have picked a better spot and not created a blind corner.
Here is the clue a slot for stop planks in case of a breach in the canal banks. In the first picture of the narrows you can see the slot on the tow-path side. This example shows planks being used on a narrow canal. Same principal, but shorter planks in use.
A normal manoeuvre but the good thing was the hire boat suggested the move before I had a chance to ask him if he was ok to do it. Lesson learnt fellow boaters, treat hire boaters with respect as they are not all first timers.