we had an early lunch yesterday as Jan needed to be standing on the towpath at midday waiting for her Tesco delivery which was scheduled between 12 and 1pm. At 12:10 the delivery arrived. How come she doesn’t have to wait for hours in the cold?
A very friendly driver who didn’t know the road existed and who had never delivered to a boat.
Taking advantage of the fine weather, I went for a local evening stroll heading back towards Braunston before completing a circuit to the south.
I had previously noticed the transmitter mast on the horizon to the SW. It can’t be a TV transmitter because none of the local antenna point that way.
NB Albert, a Braidbar Boat moored behind us for the night. Paintwork was polished but the brass was dirty…… duly reported!
We disposed of the rubbish and filled the water tank before heading down the Buckby Flight. We frightened a stag on the offside as we exited the top lock.
Ben and Kelly have moved from below Lock 9 since we passed by this way in 2015. I wonder where they went?
The pig farm was abandoned!
Paul Balmer, is this a winding hole between Locks 12 & 13?
There was a slight surprise when we discovered the sneaky Penmakers moored opposite Wilton Marine. How did they manage to pass us?
Debbie popped out to say Hi and tell us of their immediate cruising plans.
From this point to Weedon Bec numerous boats are moored along the cut. Some are rather interesting or perhaps more correctly described as unusual.
I’m not sure I’d want to steer looking over the top of that generator.
The local village entity was seated in exactly the same position as before.
Some things have changed. It appears a major road is being constructed from the east and is heading directly for the canal. One assumes bridge abutments will start to appear shortly.
There were plenty of vacant moorings at Weedon Bec so we stopped and had a late lunch. In the afternoon I sanded and repainted the stern cants.