Napton Bound

DSCN2299This morning was a total difference to yesterday, damp and cold as we left, the rain never came to anything but the cool breeze continued all day.


Our only locks today were at Hilmorton and we were assisted  at the first pair by a Volunteer Lockkeeper, then we were on our own but met boats coming down the flight at every lock.

DSCN2307It was on through the Barby Straight and 2½ hours later we were at Braunston, we watered up at the junction, then on through to Braunston Marina for a pump out, and moored just outside was Maffi’s boat, Milly M so we hijacked him for a pint at The Boathouse, it didn’t take much to persuade him!
We enjoyed catching up on each others news and generally putting the world to rights and were surprised to find it was 4 o’clock when we emerged.

On we went and at 6 pm we squeezed into a mooring spot near Napton Bridge 111 with inches to spare.


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