Tuesday, 4 September 2007

First hint of Autumn.

0 Locks, 8½ Miles. Now moored at Bridge 50 GU.
614 locks, 823½ miles, 23 Tunnels, 37 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

Sunday was spent with my cousin Pam and some of her family who drove over from Peterborough for the day. After a very nice roast dinner at the Narrow Boat Inn we went for a little cruise between the winding holes on either side of the village.

After a pleasant week-end at Weedon we set off this morning for Blisworth. As we were about to leave, we were passed by another boat with who else but Dr Bones herself on the back. Boy does she get around, "Keeping up with the Jones" she was, after quick shouted greetings we were off.

At Gayton Junction we pulled in to water up and get rid of some rubbish. There were 3 boats already on the water point so we had to wait for a wee while until they had finished their chores.

Just as we were leaving the junction Dot spotted another narrowboat (Camrose II) flying the NZ flag. We pulled alongside and spoke to Tony and Brenda from Auckland. They have been narrowboating for 6 years with regular visits back to NZ and they are also friends of Charles and Annie Scones on n/b Watergipsy. It’s a small world as we also know the Scones.

We are now moored just short of the Blisworth tunnel which we will navigate first thing in the morning the same as when we navigated the Braunston tunnel a few days ago.

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