Yes, Bank Holiday over, temperature records broken! Quite a scorcher and dozens of boaters chugging back to their moorings. Gail set off for North Kilworth wharf to get some work done on Monday and we stayed on, leaving 9 ish on Tuesday morning. Aiming to be nearish to Foxton (take on water, offload rubbish and er, take on beer).
Gail & Jess wave goodbye on Sleepy Otter.
With a cruising time of 5 hours scheduled for today – we have time to bake a loaf (3 hrs) and put the gammon on the slow cooker (5-6 hrs). With the engine running we have up to 3kW of mains power. So everything gets plugged in to recharge too.
Excellent bit of kit – you can remove the top pan and brown dished first.
Here’s a happy Viv taking the helm with her new hair style.
Fairly quiet day for traffic – lovely scenery . .
Ubiquitous heron – this one just didn’t fly away or even move
Rolling hills – all the sheep were under a tree, chilling.
Skipper not scowling for once.
A rare Summer’s day in England – sheep grazing, oil seed rape (canola) and church spires.
Final mooring for the day – 100 yds before bridge 60 and the flight of staircase locks at Foxton. Time to walk the dog down to Bridge 61 (otherwise known as the pub). Meanwhile here are the results from the galley – one loaf (50/50 white/wholemeal) and that gammon joint (still £10 from Sainsbury’s):