With a good forecast, at last, for the next 5 days or more, we decided to stop fretting about our house – sell or rent? And sally forth out onto the cut. We planned to turn left this time and brave the two long tunnels plus the Watford flight and the Braunston six! Surprisingly no traffic and the lock keeper at Watford saw us thru in record time. A sunny view over Cracks Hill.
A cold start with some frost but it soon turned into a glorious day with the lambs: they skip & play.
We travelled in convoy with Len & Sue, travelling on to their new marina at Welton. We wish them well and will see them at Watford locks again as they are both volunteer lock keepers.
Braunston was busy and lots of boaters were coming up the locks. We met up with “Ruby Tuesday” – two lads doing the Leicester ring. Always easier with two boats – both in the locking and also preventing us bouncing about in the wide locks.
One plan was to moor in the town area – access to the pubs/chandlers/pubs/butchers/pubs etc but alas, no room at all so we headed out (this was Plan A all along) on the G.U. to Braunston Puddle Banks and moored up. Ah, peace & quiet and yet still within walking distance of the town. That’ll do nicely.