Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Parting of friends

Sue n Vic are going down to the river Nene but this year we are not. We need to return ‘home’ for family reasons. We helped by lock wheeling down to the M1 bridge, all 12 done in about an hour and a half.

Setting off at 8:30 we found most locks full with the top gates left wide open, a lazy boater this time making it easy for us. In past years a serious shortage of water down the flight has required BW to now lock some paddles. The top lock single useable paddle was found later to be left up with the gate open. So we took it upon ourselves to close them.

1 comment:

Pip - nb Windsong said...

Hi both, sorry we missed you at Bugbrooke today - we arrived about 1 o'clock, and swiftly adjourned to the pub for lunch. We will be coming your way tomorrow, with Mum and her friend June on board, giving them a day's cruising - hopefully we will see you then. If not, we will try to catch up with you later on in the week or early next week as we seem to be heading in the same direction - we are heading for Marsworth and then on to Rickmansworth for later on this month.
Pip & Roger.