Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Re-union at Ashton lock.

5 Locks, 7 ½ miles now moored at Ashton Lock

Today's cruise was going to be an easy day so there was no great hurry to get started. There were plenty of fishermen out again today but the river is plenty wide enough so they caused no problems. We made Ashton lock in time for lunch and there were plenty of moorings available.

Fotheringhay Church

During the course of the afternoon we were joined by Pam and Bill of N/b 'Pickles' who we had met at Ferry Meadows, next to arrive was N/b 'Densie' with Mike and Denise who we had travelled with last year down the Grand Union to London. Mike and Denise went for a walk into Oundle so Dot joined them. While they were away Dick and Jane on Nb 'The Chequered Flag' arrived, we have met these good folk several times at Weedon and they were very helpful with information about our visit to the Nene, Fens and Ouse. In fact the whole evening has been one big re-union.

1184 locks, 1735 ½ miles, 41 Tunnels, 41 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

1 comment:

Nb Yarwood said...

Oops TYPO, that is Fotheringhay CHURCH. The castle is now just a mound a bit further along the river - but I think you knew that.
NB Caxton