I took Charlie for a fairly extended walk through the parkland, then back along the other side of the canal. Alan did various engine checks - the fan belt had become loose, and he wanted to check it.
Unfortunately, we had moored next to a wasp's nest, so Alan opened the back of the boat up to find wasps crawling all over the roof. He managed to fix the fan belt without getting stung, and we headed off - with wasps realising one by one that they were getting further from home - the last few needed a bit of a push to get rid of them.
|"Greenock" and "Bordesley" near Blisworth|
At Stoke Bruerne Alan took over steering, and David and I worked the boat up through the locks. Once again we worked up with another boat with an efficient crew. Then, on through the tunnel.
|"Clover" and "Fazeley" head South, well loaded.|
|Possibly the most interesting thing at the "Heart of England" pub.|
We were wavering about where to go tomorrow. The original plan had been to go up the Northern Oxford, but measures due to limited water were making us wonder. Alan posted a question on the Canal World Forums to try and help us ascertain what the actual situation was, so we could make an informed decision.
Despite the West Coast Mainline next door, we slept well.
Great Linford to Weedon
Miles: 22.7, Locks:8
Total Miles: 44.1, Total Locks:23